Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have recalled forward Reid Boucher and reassigned defenceman Ashton Sautner to the AHL Utica Comets.
Boucher, 24, leads the Comets in goals (13), assists (12) and points (25) through 25 games this season.
He also leads the team in shots (88) and is tied for the team lead in power-play goals (5). In 2016.17,the 5-10, 191-pound forward split the season between Vancouver (5-2-7 in 27 games), Nashville (1-0-1 in 3 games) and New Jersey (0-2-2 in 9 games). A native of East Lansing, Michigan, Boucher has appeared in 112 NHL games (17-20-37) and 194 AHL games (76-59-135).
Sautner, 23, has collected a goal and two assists in 21 games with the Comets this season. His +2 rating on the season leads all Comets defencemen while his 29 shots on goal ranks fourth among blueliners. In 118 AHL games over three seasons, the 6-0, 195-pound defenceman has recorded 19 points (5-14-19).