Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Edmond Bouchard
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.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1914-15 Trois-Rivieres Leafs QCHL
1915-16 Montreal Nationale MCHL 10 3 0 3 14
1916-17 Quebec Montagnais QCHL 9 16 5 21
1917-18 Quebec Montagnais QCHL 11 27 6 33
1918-19 Quebec Montagnais QCHL 6 21 0 21 4 8 0 8 3
1919-20 Quebec Crescents QCHL 1 1 0 1 0
1919-20 Montreal Hochelaga MCHL 10 12 8 20 18 5 10 3 13 9
1920-21 Quebec Voltigeurs QCHL 5 6 0 6 4 4 0 4
1921-22 Montreal Canadiens NHL 18 1 5 6 4
1922-23 Montreal Canadiens NHL 2 0 0 0 4
1922-23 Hamilton Tigers NHL 22 5 12 17 40
1923-24 Hamilton Tigers NHL 20 5 0 5 2
1924-25 Hamilton Tigers NHL 24 2 2 4 14
1925-26 New York Americans NHL 30 3 1 4 10
1926-27 New York Americans NHL 38 2 1 3 12
1926-27 Niagara Falls Cataracts Can-Pro 4 2 1 3 19
1927-28 New York Americans NHL 39 1 0 1 27
1928-29 New York Americans NHL 6 0 0 0 2
1928-29 New Haven Eagles Can-Am 25 5 4 9 45
1928-29 Pittsburgh Pirates NHL 12 0 0 0 2
1929-30 New Haven Eagles Can-Am 38 18 3 21 58
1930-31 Pittsburgh Yellowjackets IHL 8 0 0 0 6
1930-31 Buffalo Majors AHA 40 23 12 35 44
1931-32 Buffalo Majors AHA 24 3 2 5 30
1931-32 St. Louis Flyers AHA 3 1 0 1 2
1931-32 Duluth Hornets AHA 18 2 1 3 20 8 1 1 2 10
NHL Totals 211 19 21 40 117


Signed as a free agent by Montreal, January 2, 1922. Traded to Hamilton by Montreal for Joe Malone, December 22, 1922. Transferred to NY Americans after NHL club purchased Hamilton franchise, September 26, 1925. Loaned to Pittsburgh by NY Americans for remainder of 1928-29 season with the trade of Jesse Spring for the loan of Tex White for remainder of 1928-29 season, February 15, 1929. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh (IHL), November 28, 1930. Traded to Buffalo (AHA) by Pittsburgh (IHL) for cash, January 3, 1931.