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Ex-NHLer Passes Away at 72 Years Old


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Julien Trekker
September 19, 2023  (8:49)
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Ex-NHL Player Dies At 72 Years Old

The hockey world was in shock on Monday night after the news of the passing of former National Hockey League player, Henry Boucha, at the age of 72.
"In incredible sad news to report from Boucha family. The State of Hockey has lost a legend.

R.I.P. Henry Boucha"
Drafted by the Detroit Red Wings in the second round of the 1971 NHL Amateur Draft, Boucha quickly stepped into the limelight during his rookie season. He skated with passion for teams including the Detroit Red Wings, Minnesota North Stars, Kansas City Scouts, and Colorado Rockies, before retiring during the 1976-77 season.

Major Injury Forced Boucha to Retire

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Tragedy struck during a January 1975 match, when Boucha received a severe hit by Boston Bruins' Dave Forbes. This resulted in a bone fracture near his eye, leading to continual blurred vision.
In his short NHL career, Boucha scored a commendable 102 points, netting 53 goals and assisting 49 in 247 games.
An interesting fact: Boucha was related to Stanley Cup champion and member of the Washington Capitals TJ Oshie.
We send our best wishes to his frinds and family.

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