Thunder Inks ’07 All-Star Boisclair

Thursday, 01.24.13 / 4:14 PM
By Stockton Thunder Staff

Forward joins Thunder in time for Friday’s game vs. Utah at Stockton Arena

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STOCKTON, Calif. – The Stockton Thunder, proud ECHL affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League, and head coach Matt Thomas announced the team has signed right wing Maxime Boisclair (BWAH-clair, Max-EEM). Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Maxime Boisclair hit career highs and was an ECHL All-Star in 2007. (photo by Lee Calkins)

Boisclair, 27, is scheduled to make his debut in a Thunder jersey tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. (1280 AM KWSX/StocktonThunder.com) against the Utah Grizzlies at Stockton Arena.

“Maxime is a proven offensive threat that is a welcomed addition to our lineup,” said Thomas. “His experience across the board in professional hockey is a valuable element we’re expecting it to complement our philosophy and group of forwards. We’re expecting him to be a solid contributor, night in and night out.”

The 6-foot-2 and 209 pound forward has collected 87 points (27g-60a) in 100 career ECHL games with Johnstown, Elmira, Charlotte and Ontario. He notched a career high 51 points and 17 goals in 59 games with Johnstown in 2006-07 when he earned two assists with the Eastern Conference in the ECHL All-Star Game.

Boisclair also brings 19 games of experience in the American Hockey League with Springfield, Syracuse and Hershey.

Boisclair hails from Drummondville, Quebec and skated in Kazakhstan for Arlan Kokshetau this season. He was the club’s leading scorer with 49 points (19g-30a) in 35 games before his departure.

He split last season between Evansville of the Central Hockey League with three points in six games and added 34 points in 26 games in France with Epinal.

Boisclair totaled 343 points in 334 career junior games with Sherbrooke and Chicoutimi of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League from 2001-06 and closed out his amateur career skating in 70 games in 2005-06 with Chicoutimi, collecting a league leading 70 goals and 130 points (3rd, QMJHL). He was selected to the Canadian Hockey League Second All-Star Team.

A two time recipient of the ECHL “Award of Excellence,” the Thunder led the ECHL in attendance for four consecutive seasons and drew over 200,000 fans for the seventh consecutive season in 2011-12. Season Tickets, Group Tickets and Mini-Plans for 2012-13 are on sale now. For more information about tickets, merchandise, or other inquiries contact the Stockton Thunder offices at (209) 373-1500 or visit www.StocktonThunder.com.