Oilers claim Jesse Boulerice off waivers
|Philadelphia Flyers' Jesse Boulerice, top, sends Calgary Flames' Dion Phaneuf to the ice during first-period NHL hockey action in Calgary, Canada, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007. (AP Photo/Jeff McIntosh,The Canadian Press)|
Boulerice, a 6’2”, 215 pound native from Plattsburgh, New York has scored 2-2-4 with 46 penalty minutes in 12 games this season with Colorado’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Lake Erie Monsters.
The 30-year-old right winger is in his 11th pro season after three seasons of junior hockey with the Detroit/Plymouth Whalers of the Ontario Hockey League. Drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the fifth round of the 1996 NHL Entry Draft, Boulerice made his pro debut with the AHL’s Philadelphia Phantoms in 1998-99 and made his NHL debut with the Flyers in 2001-02.
Boulerice has played 170 NHL games with Philadelphia, Carolina and St. Louis, scoring 8-2-10 with 333 penalty minutes. He spent his first full season in the NHL with Carolina in 2002-03 and played a career-high 76 games with the Hurricanes in 2003-04, establishing career-highs with six goals, seven points and 127 penalty minutes.
Boulerice split the 2007-08 season between Philadelphia and the Flyers’ AHL affiliate. He was scoreless with 29 penalty minutes in five games with the Flyers and registered 2-4-6 with 101 penalty minutes in 36 games with the Philadelphia Phantoms.
MacIntyre missed the last two games of the Oilers seven-game road trip due to an upper body injury.
The Oilers open a two-game homestand on Thursday, November 13th as they host the Toronto Maple Leafs at Rexall Place. Face-off for the Oilers’ first home game since October 27th is 7:00 p.m. Edmonton will conclude its homestand on Saturday, November 15th (8:00 p.m.) against the Colorado Avalanche.
The Edmonton Oilers 30th Anniversary Season is presented in part by the Rexall Family of Pharmacies, Bell, Molson Canadian, ATB Financial and Ford.