Former NHLer Tragically Passes Away at 72

Published September 19, 2023 at 8:34

Former NHL Boucha Passes Away at 72

The hockey community mourned on Monday evening upon learning of the passing of the former player Henry Boucha, at 72.

"In incredible sad news to report from Boucha family. The State of Hockey has lost a legend.

R.I.P. Henry Boucha"

Boucha's remarkable journey in the sport started when the Detroit Red Wings chose him in the second round of the 1971 NHL Draft.

His illustrious career saw him represent teams like the Detroit Red Wings, Minnesota North Stars, Kansas City Scouts, and Colorado Rockies, before he hung up his skates in the 1976-77 season.

Major Injury Comes in the Way of his Career


In a game in January 1975, Boucha suffered a major injury at the hands of Boston Bruins forward Dave Forbes, leading to a fractured bone around his eye and consequent blurred vision. This unfortunate incident had a profound effect on his career, from which he couldn't regain his former prowess.

Throughout his tenure in the NHL, playing 247 games with the Red Wings, North Stars, Scouts, and Rockies, Boucha recorded an impressive 102 points, including 53 goals and 49 assists. His career also noted 157 penalty minutes and a minus-53 rating. Notably, Boucha shared familial ties with T.J. Oshie, a current NHLer and Stanley Cup champion.

We extend our deepest condolences to Henry Boucha's family and friends in these trying times.

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