Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Bob Boughner
Born in Windsor, Ontario, Boughner played Junior C in Belle River and Junior B in St. Marys before heading to the OHL with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. He was a force at both ends of the ice and was chosen 32nd overall by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft.

The rugged blueliner never made it to Motown especially after Vladimir Konstantinov and Niklas Lidstrom were added to the defense corps in the early 1990s. Boughner signed as a free agent with the Florida Panthers but was relegated to the minors until a trade brought him to the Buffalo Sabres. He was a solid physical component on the Buffalo blueline for two and a half years until he was claimed by the expansion Nashville Predators.

Boughner helped the Predators stay competitive most nights during their first two years until a trade brought him to the speedy Pittsburgh Penguins in March 2000. He looked after his own end well and helped the Pens reach the Eastern Conference final in 2001 before joining Calgary as a key component to their defensive core and has been rock solid on the team's blue line ever since.

After two seasons in Calgary, Boughner joined the Carolina Hurricanes for the 2003-04 season. The former Soo Greyhound played 43 games with the Canes before being dealt to the Colorado Avalanche in the latter stages of the season.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1986-87 Belle River Canadiens ON-Jr.C 37 3 11 14 88
1987-88 St. Mary's Lincolns ON-Jr.B 36 4 18 22 177
1988-89 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 64 6 15 21 182
1989-90 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 49 7 23 30 122
1990-91 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 64 13 33 46 156 14 2 9 11 35
1990-91 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds M-Cup 3 0 0 0 8
1991-92 Toledo Storm ECHL 28 3 10 13 79 5 2 0 2 15
1991-92 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 1 0 0 0 7
1992-93 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 69 1 16 17 190
1993-94 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 72 8 14 22 292 10 1 1 2 18
1994-95 Cincinnati Cyclones IHL 81 2 14 16 192 10 0 0 0 18
1995-96 Carolina Panthers AHL 46 2 15 17 127
1995-96 Buffalo Sabres NHL 31 0 1 1 104 +3
1996-97 Buffalo Sabres NHL 77 1 7 8 225 +12 11 0 1 1 9
1997-98 Buffalo Sabres NHL 69 1 3 4 165 +5 14 0 4 4 15
1998-99 Nashville Predators NHL 79 3 10 13 137 -6
1999-00 Nashville Predators NHL 62 2 4 6 97 -13
1999-00 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 11 1 0 1 69 +2 11 0 2 2 15
2000-01 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 58 1 3 4 147 +18 18 0 1 1 22
2001-02 Calgary Flames NHL 79 2 4 6 170 +9
2002-03 Calgary Flames NHL 69 3 14 17 126 +5
2003-04 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 43 0 5 5 80 -9
2003-04 Colorado Avalanche NHL 11 0 0 0 8 -1 11 0 4 4 6
2004-05
2005-06 Colorado Avalanche NHL 41 1 6 7 54 +2
NHL Totals 630 15 57 72 1382 65 0 12 12 67


Signed as a free agent by Florida, July 25, 1994. Traded to Buffalo by Florida for Buffalo's 3rd round pick (Chris Allen) in 1996 NHL Draft, February 1, 1996. Claimed by Nashville from Buffalo in Expansion Draft, June 26, 1998. Traded to Pittsburgh by Nashville for Pavel Skrbek, March 13, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Calgary, July 2, 2001. Traded to Carolina by Calgary for New Jersey's 4th round pick (previously acquired, Calgary selected Kristopher Hogg) in 2004 NHL Draft and Carolina's 5th round pick (Kevin Lalande) in 2005 NHL Draft, July 16, 2003. Traded to Colorado by Carolina for Chris Bahen, Washington's 3rd round pick (previously acquired, Carolina selected Casey Borer) in 2004 NHL Draft and Colorado's 5th round pick (Risto Korhonen) in 2005 NHL Draft, February 20, 2004.
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