The Stena Line Belfast Giants are pleased to announce the official signing of Jordan Boucher for the forthcoming 2021/22 season.
A graduate of Clarkson University, with a strong college hockey career in the NCAA, the 27-year-old Canadian forward has four years’ professional experience under his belt.
Having kicked off his pro career in 2017 at Binghamton Senators, Boucher arrives in Belfast off the back of a season at Grizzlys Wolfsburg in Germany, where he helped the club reach the playoffs.
Anticipating that first night on the ice at The SSE Arena, Belfast, Boucher said: “It’s going to be special. I think that’s one of the best parts about hockey – playing in front of your home crowd. I heard it’s pretty loud in Belfast, so I’m really excited and looking forward to it.”
“I’ve been training a lot; I like to road-bike in the summer, and I also run a lot.” says Montreal born Boucher of his preparations ahead of the 2021/22 season in Belfast.
Commenting on the news, Adam Keefe, Head Coach of the Belfast Giants said: “Jordan brings a highly competitive level to the team and is an elite skater. Fans will love watching him fly. With Jordan’s skating and experience in some of Europe’s top leagues, we think he will be a great addition to our forward group, and cause problems for opposing teams’ defencemen.”
Further signings are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
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JORDAN BOUCHER | #28 | Montreal, Canada
Originating from Montreal, Canada, former NCAA Clarkson University graduate Jordan Boucher has played pro level hockey for the past four years. The 27-year-old forward is well-travelled in the hockey space, having played in the US, Canada, Sweden and Germany throughout his junior and professional on-ice career to date.
He has never been to Belfast but is looking forward to experiencing life in the city: “Outside of hockey, I’m really excited to go to pubs, restaurants, try out the food, socialise with the guys, and hear the accents!”
When asked if he’d like to give a message to the Giants fans: “I’m looking forward to getting the season started… I haven’t had the chance to play in front of the fans for a year now, so that’ll be fun. We’ll try to keep them entertained as much as we can.”