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12-24-2011, 01:33 PM
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The Minutemen select Bottom-6 left winger Edmond Bouchard, an offensive star in his days with the Quebec Montagnais, averaging over 2 goals per game for three seasons from 1916-1919 while in his mid-twenties. He was 29 year old by the time he joined the NHL with the Canadiens yet went on to play over seven full NHL seasons in his thirties. He was famously traded for Malone and Corbeau, showing how highly valued he must have been. He didn't disappoint his first season after the trade, finishing 2nd in NHL assists and 7th in PIMs for Hamilton, though he went on to play mostly a defensive role for the rest of his NHL career, making the trade look real lopsided.



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Edmond Bouchard was a versatile player who lined up at left wing and defence during a career that lasted more than 200 games in the 1920s. He was best known as a checker but also demonstrated astute passing on occasion.

Prior to the commencement of the 1922-23 schedule, Bouchard was sent to the Hamilton Tigers for Joe Malone and Bert Corbeau. He led the NHL with 12 assists in 24 games that year and remained with the club through the 1924-25 season when he was part of the player dispute with ownership over playoff money. Bouchard remained with the franchise after it was relocated to New York and named the Americans. Following a trade, he joined the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1928-29.
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