Edmond Bouchard was a versatile player who lined up at left wing and defence during a career that lasted more than 200 games in the 1920s. He was best known as a checker but also demonstrated astute passing on occasion.
Born in St. Etienne, Quebec, Bouchard played senior hockey with the Montagnais club for three years. He later toiled for the Montreal Hochelega and two Quebec City squads, the Crescents, and Voltigeurs. In January 1922 he joined the Montreal Canadiens as a free agent where he played out the rest of the season.
Prior to the commencement of the 1922-23 schedule, Bouchard was sent to the Hamilton Tigers for Joe Malone and Bert Corbeau. He led the NHL with 12 assists in 24 games that year and remained with the club through the 1924-25 season when he was part of the player dispute with ownership over playoff money. Bouchard remained with the franchise after it was relocated to New York and named the Americans. Following a trade, he joined the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1928-29 then played four years in the minors before retiring in 1932.