Blackhawks Sign Lance Bouma

The Blackhawks have signed forward Lance Bouma to a one-year contract.

Bouma, 27, posted seven points in 61 games with the Calgary Flames last season. He has 27 goals and 40 assists in 304 career regular season games.

The final year of his contract was bought out by the Flames this week.

Bouma is listed at 6-2 and 208 pounds. He was originally drafted by the Calgary Flames in the third round (78th overall) of the 2008 NHL Draft.

14 thoughts on “Blackhawks Sign Lance Bouma

  1. Hate to sound like a broken record but SB has brought in 2 new centers with career face off stats below 45%. Isn’t that crazy. Please have a plan Stan.

  2. BLS

    Players listed as Centers that didn’t actually play center. Bouma took 12 f/o last year. Wingles took 260. As a comparison, Schmaltz took 272 f/o last season.

    So, you are welcome to bemoan the acquisition of centers if you like, but it seems odd to me to bemoan the acquisition of wingers with poor F/O numbers….

  3. Bouma is a winger. Period. Hawks seems to be mutch harder to play agains on the paper, hope it work on the ice too.

  4. Overall if they can give the hawks 8 to 9 miniutes a night and not be a black wole in their end and on defense they are worth having on the roster and letting the younger players play big minutes in Rockford. I’m really interested how many minutes keith and seabrook will be playing a night till Q feels comfortable with kempny forsling rutta murphy gustofsson pokka oesterle and maybe one or two more options. I think they sign Campbell to another contract like last year,

  5. Thanks for the correction guys. I saw him listed as a center and didn’t notice the number of draws.

  6. Good chance many of these guys will be working in Rockford. Needed an other goalie in the system. Hopefully we don’t see Tootoo anymore. Want to see Hayden, and other youngsters on the roster.?

  7. Say he’s getting bottom 6 depth to shop some prospects during season for atop 4 dman or top 6 forward when theres salary room.

  8. Could play a Tootoo type role 4th line or part time 4th with a little better hands at this stage of the game.

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