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Eric Boulton
Eric Boulton
Left Wing  - NYI
Number: 36
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 227
Shoots: Left
Born: Aug 17, 1976  (Age 39)
Birthplace: Halifax, NS, Canada
Acquired: Signed by the Islanders as a free agent on July 2, 2012.
Drafted: NYR / 1994 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 9th (234th overall)
ISLANDERS TRANSACTIONS:
Signed by the Islanders as a free agent on July 2, 2012. Agreed to a one-year contract extension on May 17, 2013. Agreed to a one-year contract extension on March 23, 2014.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:

Selected by the New York Rangers in the ninth round (234th overall) of the 1994 National Hockey League Entry Draft. Signed as a free agent by the Buffalo Sabres on September 14, 1999. Signed as a free agent during the lockout by the Columbia Inferno (ECHL) on November 24, 2004. Signed as a free agent by the Atlanta Thrashers on August 8, 2005. Signed as a free agent by the New Jersey Devils on July 15, 2011.

LAST SEASON:
Scored four points (2g/2a) in 23 games during his second season with the Islanders...Finished third on the team in penalty minutes with 88, including eight major penalties...Scored all four points in his first eight games...Recorded his first point (assist) as an Islander on Oct. 15 vs. Buffalo...Recorded his first goal as an Islander on Nov. 23 at Philadelphia...Suffered a hand injury on Mar. 4 at Winnipeg and missed the final 18 games of the season.

CAREER:

2012-13: Appeared in 15 games during his first season with the Islanders...Finished fourth on the team in penalty minutes (36), including four major penalties...Recorded his 1300th NHL penalty minute on Apr. 26 at Buffalo.  2011-12: Played in 51 games during his first season with the New Jersey Devils...Finished second on the team with 115 penalty minutes. Total includes 15 minors, nine majors and four misconducts...Missed 14 games (Oct. 22 - Nov. 21) with a hand injury...Assigned to the Albany Devils (American Hockey League) on a conditioning assignment on Nov. 22 (two games)...Recalled from Albany on Nov. 28 and returned to the lineup on Nov. 30 at Colorado...Was placed on waivers on Feb. 25 and cleared on Feb. 27...Made a season-high 14 straight appearances from Feb. 27 - Mar. 23...Played in his 600th career game on Apr. 5 at Detroit.  2010-11: Appeared in 69 games during his sixth and final season with the Atlanta Thrashers, including a career-high 46 straight appearances from Oct. 22 - Jan. 26…Finished the season fourth on Atlanta’s all-time games-played list (377)...Scored a career-high six goals…Recorded his first career hat trick/multiple-goal/three-point game on Dec. 18 vs. New Jersey…Appeared in his 500th career NHL contest on Dec. 2 at Pittsburgh…Finished with a plus-1 mark; was “even” or “plus” in 29 consecutive appearances from Oct. 22 - Dec. 20 (+10)…Missed two games from Mar. 24-25 with a facial injury.  2009-10: Played in 62 games during his fifth season in Atlanta, including a season-high 20 straight appearances from Oct. 3 - Nov. 22…Led the team for the third straight season with 113 penalty minutes…Notched his first career power-play goal on Jan. 12 vs. Ottawa…Collected his only multiple-point game of the season with two assists on Nov. 30 vs. Florida…Surpassed the 1,000 career penalty-minute mark with a fighting major on Dec. 12 vs. Montreal…Became Atlanta’s all-time penalty minutes leader with a five-minute major on Mar. 20 vs. Philadelphia.  2008-09: Established career highs in games played (76), assists (10) and points (13) during his eighth NHL season and fourth with Atlanta...Led the team and finished sixth in the NHL with 176 penalty minutes, the second-highest total of his NHL career (178 in ’02-03)…Established a career high with 71 shots on goal…Named the co-winner, along with Garnet Exelby, of the Thrashers’ Gilner-Reeves Community Service Award…Posted one multiple-point game (2a) on Jan. 20 vs. Montreal...Appeared in his 400th career NHL game on Mar. 3 vs. Florida.  2007-08: Scored nine points (4g/5a) in 74 games during his third season in Atlanta...Led Atlanta with 127 penalty minutes...Missed four games from Jan. 4-10 with a knee injury...Matched his career high for penalty minutes in a game with 29 on Jan. 18 at Buffalo.  2006-07: Played in 45 games during his sixth NHL season and second in Atlanta...Scored seven points (3g/4a), including his first career multiple-point game (2a) on Mar. 12 vs. Washington...Recorded a career-high plus-2 rating.  2005-06: Saw action in 51 games during his first season in Atlanta and fifth NHL campaign...Posted a season-high 17 straight appearances from Dec. 22 - Jan. 26…Recorded nine points (4g/5a)…Posted points in back-to-back games three times…Played in his 200th career NHL game on Jan. 7 at Pittsburgh…Finished third on the team with 87 penalty minutes…Missed six games from Oct. 22 - Nov. 4 due to a suspension for an elbowing major/game misconduct on Oct. 20 vs. Tampa Bay.  2004-05: Spent the lockout season in the ECHL, appearing in 48 games with the Columbia Inferno…Recorded 39 points (23g/16a) en route to an Eastern Division Championship...Finished second on the team in goals…Added five points (2g/3a) in four playoff contests in a first-round loss.  2003-04: Appeared in 44 contests during his fourth and final season with Buffalo...Ranked third on the team with 110 penalty minutes…Made his season debut on Oct. 30 vs. Toronto after missing 10 games with a thumb injury suffered on Sept. 16...Missed two contests on Jan. 27-30 with a shoulder injury.  2002-03: Played in 58 games, his most with Buffalo, during his third NHL campaign...Led the team and finished seventh in the league with a career-high 178 penalty minutes, including six games with 10-plus…Posted a career-high 29 penalty minutes (since tied) in the season-opener on Oct. 10 vs. NY Islanders…Notched his lone goal of the campaign on Feb. 21 vs. Los Angeles…Closed out the season by appearing in 17 straight games from Mar. 6 - Apr. 6...Recorded all six points (1g/5a) over a 21-game stretch from Feb. 21 - Apr. 5.  2001-02: Scored five points (2g/3a) in 35 games during his second NHL season with Buffalo...Scored his first-career game-winning goal on Nov. 8 vs. Atlanta…Posted assists in back-to-back games on Mar. 17-19 (2a)…Finished second on Buffalo with 129 penalty minutes.  2000-01: Made his NHL debut with Buffalo, appearing in 35 games and finishing third on the squad with 94 penalty minutes...Played in his first NHL game on Oct. 5 vs. Chicago...Scored his first NHL goal on Nov. 25 at Montreal.  1999-00: Spent his first season in the Sabres organization with the Rochester Americans (AHL)...Posted four points (2g/2a)... Led the team and finished 11th in the league with 276 penalty minutes…Added three postseason points (2g/1a) and a team-leading 53 penalty minutes en-route to a Western Conference Championship.  1998-99: Split his third professional season between three teams/leagues: the Kentucky Thoroughblades (AHL, 34 games), the Florida Everblades (ECHL, 26) and the Houston Aeros (IHL, 7)…Finished third in penalty minutes on both Kentucky (154) and Florida (143).  1997-98: Saw action with both the Charlotte Checkers (ECHL, 53 games) and Fort Wayne Komets (IHL, 8)…Led Charlotte with 202 penalty minutes...Completed Charlotte career as team’s all-time leader with 527 penalty minutes.  1996-97: Appeared in 23 games with the Binghamton Rangers (AHL), as well as 44 games with Charlotte (ECHL) during his first professional season…Set a Checkers record with 325 penalty minutes.

NHL PLAYOFFS:
2007: Made his NHL playoff debut with Atlanta, appearing in four games during the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals vs. NY Rangers...Led the team with 24 penalty minutes.

JUNIOR:
Collected 72 points (28g/44a) and 651 penalty minutes in 162 games over three seasons with the Oshawa Generals and Sarnia Sting of the Ontario Hockey League.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 50 37 9 4 163 112 78
2 FLA 52 31 15 6 143 115 68
3 NYR 52 29 18 5 148 134 63
4 TBL 51 29 18 4 137 118 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 DET 52 26 18 8 130 131 60
7 PIT 51 26 18 7 132 130 59
8 NJD 53 26 20 7 119 120 59
9 NYI 50 26 18 6 135 126 58
10 CAR 53 24 21 8 129 141 56
11 PHI 50 23 18 9 119 130 55
12 MTL 53 25 24 4 142 142 54
13 OTT 53 24 23 6 148 165 54
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 47 18 19 -6 37
K. Okposo 48 12 25 -9 37
B. Nelson 50 20 11 0 31
F. Nielsen 50 15 16 -2 31
M. Grabovski 50 9 15 1 24
J. Bailey 49 8 15 4 23
A. Lee 50 7 14 0 21
N. Leddy 50 3 17 -12 20
R. Strome 39 5 13 -8 18
N. Kulemin 50 5 9 6 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 12 11 4 .917 2.28
T. Greiss 13 6 2 .927 2.32
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