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Eric Boulton

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Position: LW ▪ Shoots: Left
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 224 lbs. (102 kg)

Born: August 17, 1976 in Halifax, Nova Scotia
Draft: NY Rangers, 9th round (234th overall), 1994 NHL Entry
Amateur Teams: Oshawa Generals, Sarnia Sting



NHL Regular Season

Scoring Goals Assists Shots Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TSA TOI ATOI FOwin FOloss FO% HIT BLK TK GV Awards
2000-01 24 BUF NHL 35 1 2 3 -1 94 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 20 5.0 199 5:42
2001-02 25 BUF NHL 35 2 3 5 -1 129 2 0 0 1 3 0 0 21 9.5 215 6:08
2002-03 26 BUF NHL 58 1 5 6 1 178 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 33 3.0 382 6:35
2003-04 27 BUF NHL 44 1 2 3 -2 110 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 20 5.0 214 4:52
2005-06 29 ATL NHL 51 4 5 9 -4 87 4 0 0 0 5 0 0 28 14.3 250 4:54
2006-07 30 ATL NHL 45 3 4 7 2 49 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 42 7.1 282 6:16
2007-08 31 ATL NHL 74 4 5 9 -10 127 4 0 0 0 5 0 0 64 6.3 92 551 7:27 1 3 25.0 55 18 16 6
2008-09 32 ATL NHL 76 3 10 13 -3 176 3 0 0 0 10 0 0 71 4.2 109 574 7:33 1 3 25.0 77 13 12 12
2009-10 33 ATL NHL 62 2 6 8 -1 113 1 1 0 0 6 0 0 39 5.1 60 425 6:51 2 2 50.0 96 10 11 9
2010-11 34 ATL NHL 69 6 4 10 1 87 6 0 0 1 4 0 0 51 11.8 85 618 8:57 0 3 0.0 92 19 11 14
2011-12 35 NJD NHL 51 0 0 0 -12 115 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 0.0 38 336 6:35 1 2 33.3 89 10 1 6
2012-13 36 NYI NHL 15 0 0 0 -4 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 13 85 5:40 0 0 23 6 1 1
2013-14 37 NYI NHL 23 2 2 4 0 88 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 21 9.5 31 147 6:25 0 0 32 6 1 4
2014-15 38 NYI NHL 10 2 0 2 -1 30 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 22.2 13 72 7:12 0 0 10 4 1 1
6 yrs ATL NHL 377 22 34 56 -15 639 21 1 0 1 34 0 0 295 7.5 416 2700 7:10 4 11 26.7 320 60 50 41
4 yrs BUF NHL 172 5 12 17 -3 511 5 0 0 1 12 0 0 94 5.3 1010 5:52
3 yrs NYI NHL 48 4 2 6 -5 154 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 35 11.4 57 305 6:21 0 0 65 16 3 6
1 yr NJD NHL 51 0 0 0 -12 115 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 0.0 38 336 6:35 1 2 33.3 89 10 1 6
Career NHL 648 31 48 79 -35 1419 30 1 0 2 48 0 0 449 6.9 605 4350 6:43 5 13 27.8 474 86 54 53

NHL Possession Metrics

Corsi (EV) Fenwick (EV) PDO (EV) Zone Starts (EV)
Season Age Team Lg GP TOI CF CA CF% CF% rel FF FA FF% FF% rel oiSH% oiSV% PDO oZS% dZS%
2007-08 31 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 74 545.4 343 565 37.8 -7.9 279 437 39.0 -6.7 5.4 93.5 98.9 42.9 57.1
2008-09 32 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 76 566.1 427 563 43.1 -6.6 348 423 45.1 -4.6 7.2 93.3 100.5 48.1 51.9
2009-10 33 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 62 421.2 325 381 46.0 -4.7 231 299 43.6 -6.7 8.0 92.9 100.8 44.0 56.0
2010-11 34 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 69 602.4 461 545 45.8 -6.5 356 390 47.7 -5.7 7.2 93.8 100.9 50.4 49.6
2011-12 35 New Jersey Devils NHL 51 332.4 171 294 36.8 -16.2 131 225 36.8 -16.2 0.0 93.0 93.0 50.3 49.7
2012-13 36 New York Islanders NHL 15 84.0 61 74 45.2 0.0 47 50 48.5 5.3 0.0 89.5 89.5 56.3 43.8
2013-14 37 New York Islanders NHL 23 145.6 100 168 37.3 -12.0 81 119 40.5 -9.7 6.2 95.1 101.2 50.6 49.4
2014-15 38 New York Islanders NHL 10 71.4 58 76 43.3 -11.1 48 61 44.0 -10.6 6.7 92.3 99.0 80.0 20.0
4 yrs NHL 74 2135.2 1556 2054 43.1 -6.6 1214 1549 43.9 -5.9 6.9 93.4 100.3 46.8 53.2
3 yrs NHL 15 301.0 219 318 40.8 -9.3 176 230 43.3 -6.9 4.7 93.0 97.7 57.0 43.0
Career NHL 10 2768.5 1946 2666 42.2 -7.9 1521 2004 43.1 -7.1 6.0 93.3 99.4 48.3 51.7

NHL Miscellaneous

Per Game Adjusted Plus/Minus Point Shares
Season Age Tm Lg GP GC G A PTS GC PIM S G A PTS GC TGF PGF TGA PGA +/- OPS DPS PS Awards
2000-01 24 BUF NHL 35 1 0.03 0.06 0.09 0.03 2.69 0.57 1 2 3 1 3 0 4 0 -1 -0.1 0.2 0.1
2001-02 25 BUF NHL 35 2 0.06 0.09 0.14 0.06 3.69 0.60 2 3 5 2 6 0 8 1 -1 0.2 0.2 0.4
2002-03 26 BUF NHL 58 2 0.02 0.09 0.10 0.03 3.07 0.57 1 6 7 2 11 0 10 0 1 -0.3 0.6 0.2
2003-04 27 BUF NHL 44 1 0.02 0.05 0.07 0.03 2.50 0.45 1 2 3 1 3 0 5 0 -2 -0.1 0.1 0.0
2005-06 29 ATL NHL 51 4 0.08 0.10 0.18 0.07 1.71 0.55 4 5 9 4 11 0 15 0 -4 0.6 0.1 0.6
2006-07 30 ATL NHL 45 3 0.07 0.09 0.16 0.06 1.09 0.93 3 4 7 3 11 0 9 0 2 0.2 0.4 0.6
2007-08 31 ATL NHL 74 4 0.05 0.07 0.12 0.05 1.72 0.86 4 5 9 4 12 0 22 0 -10 -0.1 0.2 0.0
2008-09 32 ATL NHL 76 4 0.04 0.13 0.17 0.06 2.32 0.93 3 10 13 4 18 0 21 0 -3 0.1 0.4 0.4
2009-10 33 ATL NHL 62 3 0.03 0.10 0.13 0.04 1.82 0.63 2 6 8 3 15 1 15 0 -1 -0.2 0.4 0.2
2010-11 34 ATL NHL 69 4 0.09 0.06 0.14 0.06 1.26 0.74 7 4 11 5 21 1 19 0 1 0.0 0.7 0.7
2011-12 35 NJD NHL 51 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2.25 0.49 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 -12 -1.0 0.0 -1.0
2012-13 36 NYI NHL 15 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2.40 0.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 -4 -0.2 -0.1 -0.3
2013-14 37 NYI NHL 23 2 0.09 0.09 0.17 0.07 3.83 0.91 2 2 4 2 4 0 4 0 0 0.3 0.2 0.4
2014-15 38 NYI NHL 10 1 0.20 0.00 0.20 0.11 3.00 0.90 2 0 2 1 2 0 3 0 -1 0.3 0.0 0.3
6 yrs ATL NHL 377 21 0.06 0.09 0.15 0.06 1.69 0.78 23 34 57 22 88 2 101 0 -15 0.6 2.0 2.6
4 yrs BUF NHL 172 6 0.03 0.07 0.10 0.03 2.97 0.55 5 13 18 6 23 0 27 1 -3 -0.4 1.1 0.7
3 yrs NYI NHL 48 3 0.08 0.04 0.13 0.06 3.21 0.73 4 2 6 3 6 0 11 0 -5 0.3 0.1 0.4
1 yr NJD NHL 51 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2.25 0.49 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 -12 -1.0 0.0 -1.0
Career NHL 648 30 0.05 0.07 0.12 0.05 2.19 0.69 32 49 81 31 117 2 151 1 -35 -0.5 3.2 2.7

NHL Playoffs

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TSA TOI ATOI FOwin FOloss FO% HIT BLK TK GV
2006-07 30 ATL NHL 4 0 0 0 -1 24 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 20 5:04
Career NHL 4 0 0 0 -1 24 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 20 5:04

Other Regular Season

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1992-93 16 Cole Harbour Fishermen MJrHL 44 12 15 27 212
1993-94 17 Oshawa Generals OHL 45 4 3 7 149
1994-95 18 2 Teams OHL 51 10 12 22 259
1994-95 18 Oshawa Generals OHL 27 7 5 12 125
1994-95 18 Sarnia Sting OHL 24 3 7 10 134
1995-96 19 Sarnia Sting OHL 66 14 29 43 243
1996-97 20 Binghamton Rangers AHL 23 2 3 5 67
1996-97 20 Charlotte Checkers ECHL 44 14 11 25 325
1997-98 21 Charlotte Checkers ECHL 53 11 16 27 4 202 10 1 0 1 90 12.2
1997-98 21 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 8 0 2 2 1 42 0 0 0 0 2 0.0
1998-99 22 Kentucky Thoroughblades AHL 34 3 3 6 1 154 2 1 0 0 13 23.1
1998-99 22 Florida Everblades ECHL 26 9 13 22 5 143 8 1 0 2 61 14.8
1998-99 22 Houston Aeros IHL 7 1 0 1 1 41 1 0 0 0 5 20.0
1999-00 23 Rochester Americans AHL 76 2 2 4 -3 276 2 0 0 0 45 4.4
2004-05 28 Columbia Inferno ECHL 48 23 16 39 10 124 14 8 1 3
2011-12 35 Albany Devils AHL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 4 Seasons AHL 135 7 8 15 -2 497 4 1 0 0 58 8.6
Career 4 Seasons ECHL 171 57 56 113 19 794 32 10 1 6 151 13.2
Career 2 Seasons IHL 15 1 2 3 2 83 1 0 0 0 7 14.3
Career 1 Season MJrHL 44 12 15 27 212
Career 3 Seasons OHL 162 28 44 72 651

Other Playoffs

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1993-94 17 Oshawa Generals OHL 5 0 0 0 16
1994-95 18 Sarnia Sting OHL 4 0 1 1 10
1995-96 19 Sarnia Sting OHL 9 0 3 3 29
1996-97 20 Binghamton Rangers AHL 3 0 0 0 4
1996-97 20 Charlotte Checkers ECHL 3 0 1 1 6
1997-98 21 Charlotte Checkers ECHL 4 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
1998-99 22 Kentucky Thoroughblades AHL 10 0 1 1 36 0 0 0 0
1999-00 23 Rochester Americans AHL 18 2 1 3 53 2 0 0 1
2004-05 28 Columbia Inferno ECHL 4 2 3 5 8 1 1 0 1
Career 3 Seasons AHL 31 2 2 4 93 2 0 0 1
Career 3 Seasons ECHL 11 3 4 7 14 2 1 0 1
Career 3 Seasons OHL 18 0 4 4 55

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2014-15)
Thru 14 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Eric Boulton 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.3 -1.0
Chris Thorburn 36.3 1.2 1.0 0.9 0.6 0.6 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0
Dan Hinote 35.0 1.2 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 -0.5
Chris Conner 32.7 1.5 0.7 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.2 0.1 0.0
Nick Harbaruk 31.5 1.2 1.1 0.7 0.3 0.3
Toby Petersen 29.9 1.1 0.8 0.6 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.0 -0.1 -0.4
Wayne Rivers 29.9 0.7 0.7 0.5 0.2 0.2 -0.1 -0.2
Jesse Winchester 28.8 1.9 1.0 0.7 0.5 0.3 0.0
Brad Jones 28.7 1.0 0.7 0.7 0.3 0.1 -0.1
Wade Belak 28.0 1.7 1.1 0.5 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.1 -0.1 -0.2 -0.2
Jaroslav Svoboda 27.8 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.4
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Eric Boulton 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.3 -1.0
Chris Thorburn 36.3 1.2 1.0 0.9 0.6 0.6 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0
Dan Hinote 35.0 1.2 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 -0.5
Chris Conner 32.7 1.5 0.7 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.2 0.1 0.0
Nick Harbaruk 31.5 1.2 1.1 0.7 0.3 0.3
Wayne Rivers 29.9 0.7 0.7 0.5 0.2 0.2 -0.1 -0.2
Toby Petersen 29.9 1.1 0.8 0.6 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.0 -0.1 -0.4
Jesse Winchester 28.8 1.9 1.0 0.7 0.5 0.3 0.0
Brad Jones 28.7 1.0 0.7 0.7 0.3 0.1 -0.1
Jaroslav Svoboda 27.8 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.4
Todd Fedoruk 25.5 1.7 0.9 0.9 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.2 -0.1 -0.2

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

September 14, 1999: Signed as a free agent by Buffalo, September 14, 1999.

November 24, 2004: Signed as a free agent by Columbia (ECHL), November 24, 2004.

August 8, 2005: Signed as a free agent by Atlanta, August 8, 2005.

June 21, 2011: Transferred to Winnipeg after Atlanta franchise relocated, June 21, 2011.

July 15, 2011: Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, July 15, 2011.

July 2, 2012: Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, July 2, 2012.

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