Billy Boucher

Career

  • NHL: 1921-28; 7 seasons, 4 quality[1. By modern standards of PPG]
  • 93G (13th All Time at his retirement), 38A (18th) for 131P (14th) in 213 games (12th); 21.8 PS (22nd)
  • At his retirement, Boucher was 24th All Time in GPG and 25th in PPG
  • At his retirement, Boucher was 15th All Time in Offensive Point Shares
  • Era: Boucher is 2nd in Goals, GPG, Points and PPG, 7th in Assists and APG, 3rd in OPS, 5th in PS and 6th in Games[2. Among the 8 players to play in a least 200 games between 1921 and 1928]
  • 82-game average: 36G, 15A for 51P
  • 3-year peak (1922-25): 24-game average of 18G, 8A for 26P
  • NHL Playoffs: 3G for 3P in 14 games
  • Adjusted: 159G, 208A for 367P
  • Adjusted 82-game average: 61G, 80A for 141P
  • If the qualifier is 82 games, Boucher is 24th All Time in Adjusted PPG
  • Traded twice at the end of his career.

Accomplishments

  • Top 5 Player[3. By Point Shares] once (’23), Top twice (’24)
  • Top 5 Offensive Player[4. By Offensive Point Shares] twice (’23, ’24), Top 10 thrice (’25)
  • Top 10 Defensive Player[5. By Defensive Point Shares] once (’23)
  • Scored 20 goals once
  • Top 5 in Goals twice, Top 10 four times
  • Top 5 in GPG twice, Top 10 four times
  • Top 5 in Assists twice
  • Top 5 in APG once
  • Top 5 in Points twice, Top 10 thrice
  • Top 5 in PPG twice, Top 10 thrice

Great Teams

  • Top 3 Forward[6. By points] on one NHL Stanley Cup Champion (’24 Canadiens), one Stanley Cup Runner Up (’25 Canadiens) and one NHL Runner Up (’23 Canadiens), Top 9 Forward[7. By points] on one Stanley Cup Runner Up (’27 Bruins).

 

Boucher had a couple of great regular seasons over a short career. The playoffs were short back then, but he only really had one great playoff. He was the 3rd best of the four Boucher brothers in my opinion.

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