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Philippe Boucher

Philippe Boucher  #43

Defenseman
NUMBER: 43 BIRTHDATE: March 24, 1973
HEIGHT: 6' 3" BIRTHPLACE: St. Apollinaire, QC, Canada
WEIGHT: 218 DRAFTED: BUF / 1991 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (13th overall)
QMJHL Second All-Star Team (1991, 1992) QMJHL Defensive Rookie of the Year (1991) Canadian Major Junior Rookie of the Year (1991) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2007) Traded to Los Angeles by Buffalo with Denis Tsygurov and Grant Fuhr for Alexei Zhitnik, Robb Stauber, Charlie Huddy and Los Angeles' 5th round choice (Marian Menhart) in 1995 Entry Draft, February 14, 1995. Missed majority of 1999-2000 due to foot injury in training camp, September, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Dallas, July 2, 2002. Missed majority of 2007-08 due to shoulder surgery, December 5, 2007. Traded to Pittsburgh by Dallas for Darryl Sydor, November 16, 2008. Officially announced his retirement, September 3, 2009.
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I first met him when I was 19 years old and he coached me for 13 consecutive years. I don't know how many athletes who have had that pleasure. Al Arbour was a man that left us not only feeling like champions, but left us with a lot of great memories that we can carry on through life.

— Islanders Hall of Fame defenseman Denis Potvin on former coach Al Arbour, who passed away Friday at the age of 82