WILKES-BARRE, PA – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins have re-signed right wing Jesse Boulerice to an American Hockey League contract, it was announced on Friday.
Boulerice returns to northeastern Pennsylvania after appearing in 54 regular-season games last year. He posted seven points (4G, 3A), matching his AHL career high for goals in a season. He finished second on the Penguins in recording 124 penalty minutes.
While appearing in 328 career AHL games with Philadelphia, Lowell, Albany, Lake Erie, and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, the 6-2, 210-lb. native of Plattsburgh, New York has amassed 1,065 penalty minutes, including a single-season high 256 with the 2000-01 Philadelphia Phantoms.
Boulerice is also no stranger to the NHL, logging 172 games as a member of the Philadelphia Flyers, Carolina Hurricanes, St. Louis Blues, and Edmonton Oilers. The rugged forward accumulated 10 points (8G, 2A) and 333 penalty minutes.
Boulerice was originally selected by the Philadelphia Flyers in the fifth round (133rd overall) of the 1996 NHL Entry Draft.