The Ottawa Senators have signed US striker Tyler Boucher to a three-year entry-level contract.
The 18-year-old from Haddonfield, NJ, was selected as number 10 overall by Sens in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft.
Boucher has recently tested positive for COVID-19 and may not come to Canada until Jan. 6, but will be awarded the AHL’s Belleville Senators when he does, and is likely to join the OHL’s Ottawa 67s at some point. according to general manager Pierre Dorion.
“We are pleased to have Tyler under contract,” Dorion said in a statement. “He is a power forward who plays a heavy, physical game. He is driven, is strong with the puck, has a big shot and goes hard to the net. His good hands in tight areas will be of particular benefit to him in the future. We expects him to be an important part of this team’s future. “
Boucher has two goals and an assist over 17 games with Boston University this season.