Right winger Dick Bouchard played two years of major junior hockey with the Quebec Frontenacs and the team advanced to the 1954 and 1955 Memorial Cup, only to come up short on both occasions. At 5'8" and 155 pounds Bouchard was not a big player, even by standards in the 1950s, so he depended on quickness and sharp thinking to outwit some of his larger opponents. It was during his second year with Quebec when Bouchard was called up to play in the one and only game of his NHL career, for the New York Rangers. By all accounts it was not a particularly memorable game, other than being a great memory for Bouchard.
Bouchard played three years in the QHL with Shawinigan, perhaps hoping for another shot at the NHL one day but it was not to be. He played one year in the AHL with Rochester before heading west where he suited up for the IHL's St Paul Saints for three years. He played one final season in 1963-64 with the CPHL's St. Paul Rangers.