Monday, August 24, 2015

Isles Give Boulton A Tryout

After serving as the Islanders resident tough guy the last few seasons, Eric Boulton is in for a new role.  With his contract having expired following last season, the Islanders didn't renew it making Boulton an unrestricted free agent.

Up until now Boulton had remained unsigned, but he is taking a route that many veterans take to show they have a little left in the tank by accepting a try out, according to Newsday.
If he fails to make the roster he could use his many career experiences to help mentor as well as protect the kids in Bridgeport.  If you are not familiar with the AHL game, it is a much more physical brand of hockey compared to what we see in the NHL.  While his game may not translate up here like it used to, it is still a very much needed part of the game in the AHL.

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