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Francois Bouchard
Francois Bouchard
Right Wing
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 198
Shoots: Left
Born: Apr 26, 1988
Birthplace: Sherbrooke, QC, Canada
Drafted: WSH / 2006 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (35th overall)
Skated in 64 games for Hershey in his first professional season … Tallied 35 points (15g-20a) … Second among team rookies in goals and assists; third in points …Recorded 10 multiple-point games … Most productive month of the season was November when he was +13 and had 15 points (5g-10a) in 13 games … Tallied three assists 11/15 vs. Philadelphia … Registered two-goal games at Providence (1/2) and at Toronto (3/7) … Had three points (1g-2a) at Bridgeport (1/16) … Played in 11 playoff games and had three points (1g-2a) as Hershey won the Calder Cup.

Junior Career

Played in 68 games for Baie-Comeau (QMJHL) … Paced the team in points (92), assists (56) and was tied for the team lead in goals (36) … Finished eighth in the QMJHL in scoring … Second in the league with 10 GWG … Recorded 70 PIM … Had 11 PPG and two SHG … Tallied a five-point game (2g-3a) vs. Gatineau (12/1) and added two additional four-point games during the season … Had five multiple-goal games and four games with three assists … Had two points (1g-1a) in five playoff games … Played four regular-season games for Hershey (AHL), recording one goal … Played in one playoff game for Hershey.

2006-07: Skated in 68 games for Baie-Comeau and led the team and the league in points (125) and assists (80) … Registered a 22-game point streak en route to being awarded the Jean Beliveau Trophy as the QMJHL’s top scorer … Named to the QMJHL Second All-Star Team … His 45 goals ranked seventh in the league and paced the team … Had 72 PIM … Named the QMJHL Player of the Month in December, after posting 22 points (7g-15a) in 11 games … Registered two six-point games … Had one three-goal game and had four assists in three different games … Led the team in scoring with seven goals and 11 assists in 11 playoff games. 2005-06: Lead his Baie-Comeau club in assists (69) and points (102) and was second in goals (33). 2004-05: Had 11 goals and 13 assists in 54 games for Baie-Comeau. 

NHL Transactions

Selected by Washington in the second round, 35th overall, in the 2006 Entry Draft.

Brother, Pierre-Marc Bouchard, is a member of the Minnesota Wild … Favorite athlete is Wayne Gretzky.
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