Eric Boulton - Playing Career

Playing Career

Boulton was drafted in the ninth round, 234th overall by the New York Rangers in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft. Boulton recorded his first career hat trick on December 18, 2010, scoring 3 goals against the New Jersey Devils. He made his NHL debut playing for the Buffalo Sabres, where he played for four seasons.

During the 2004 NHL Lockout, he played for the Columbia Inferno of the East Coast Hockey League. After the Lockout ended, Boulton landed in Atlanta. He was re-signed by Atlanta in 2008 to a two-year deal, and then signed as an unrestricted free agent with the New Jersey Devils to a 2 year contract worth $575,000 US in the first year and $750,000 in the second. Boulton joins former Atlanta Thrashers teammates Ilya Kovalchuk and Johan Hedberg in New Jersey.

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