Report: Brian Boucher signs in Switzerland

Report: Brian Boucher signs in Switzerland
July 13, 2013, 3:00 pm
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With the Flyers all set between the pipes with Ray Emery, Steve Mason and even Yann Danis down in the minors, Brian Boucher will be heading overseas.

According to a report from Swiss reporter Nicola Berger on Twitter, Boucher has signed a deal to play with EV Zug in the Swiss National League A.

Boucher, taken 22nd overall by the Flyers in the 1995 draft, spent 14 seasons in the NHL, including three separate tours of duty with the Flyers from 1999-2002, 2009-2011, and in 2013.

Boucher began last season with the Phantoms but was called up to the Flyers when backup goalie Michael Leighton was placed on the injured reserve. Of course, Ilya Bryzgalov barely had a night off during the lockout-shortened season and Boucher appeared in just four games, posting a 2.50 GAA and an .891 save percentage.

Boucher spent time with seven clubs in his NHL career, including the Flyers, Coyotes, Blackhawks, Flames, Blue Jackets, Sharks and Hurricanes. Boucher still holds the NHL's modern record for the long shutout consecutive shutout streak at 3:32:01, a mark he set while with Phoenix in 2003-04.

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