NHL Veteran Henry Boucha Passes Away
Tragic news struck the hockey world on Monday evening as former National Hockey League forward Henry Boucha, aged 72, passed away.
Boucha's journey began when he was chosen by the Detroit Red Wings during the second round of the 1971 NHL Amateur Draft. He quickly made his NHL debut that very season. Over the course of his career, he donned the jerseys of the Detroit Red Wings, Minnesota North Stars, Kansas City Scouts, and Colorado Rockies before retiring during the 1976-77 season.
An Injury That Would Change His Life Forever
In a fateful January 1975 game, Boucha endured a brutal attack by Boston Bruins forward Dave Forbes, resulting in a cracked bone around his eye and persistent blurred vision. This injury would significantly impact the remainder of his hockey career, from which he never fully recovered.
Throughout his time on the ice, spanning 247 games with the Red Wings, North Stars, Scouts, and Rockies, Boucha managed to accumulate 102 points, comprising 53 goals and 49 assists. He also accrued 157 penalty minutes and held a minus-53 rating. Remarkably, Boucha was the second cousin of current National Hockey League forward and Stanley Cup Champion, T.J. Oshie
Our hearts go out to the grieving family and friends of Henry Boucha during this incredibly challenging time.
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