Boguniecki in 2001
May 6, 1975|
New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 8 in (173 cm)|
|Weight||195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)|
St. Louis Blues
New York Islanders
|National team||United States|
193rd overall, 1993|
St. Louis Blues
Drafted 193rd overall in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft by the St. Louis Blues, Boguniecki's scoring ability in the minor leagues led to him being signed as a free agent by the Florida Panthers in 1999. He played just 4 games for the Panthers before returning to St. Louis in a trade also involving Andrej Podkonický.
A tough grinding forward, Boguniecki stands out on the ice due to his height; Boguniecki stands 5 feet 8 inches. He established himself in the NHL in the 2002–03 season, accumulating 49 points in 80 games. During the 2004–05 NHL lockout, Boguniecki played for the AHL's Worcester IceCats. A winner of the Les Cunningham award as the AHL's most valuable player in 2001-02, Eric Boguniecki is currently the only other American born player to win this award since Eddie Olson (1952–53).
In December 2005, Boguniecki was traded to Pittsburgh Penguins scoring 6 goals and 10 assists before being signed by the Columbus Blue Jackets. He played for their AHL affiliate, the Syracuse Crunch, before being traded to the New York Islanders on October 25, 2006. He played 11 games in the 06–07 season and had no points and his plus/minus was even. He had 8 PIM. He played for the Islanders affiliate AHL team the Bridgeport Sound Tigers and had 23 goals and 32 assists in 48 games.
For the 2007–08 season, Boguniecki played for the German DEL Team ERC Ingolstadt. On July 22, 2008, Boguniecki signed a one-year contract with the Anaheim Ducks. In the 2008-09 season, Eric was assigned to Ducks affiliate, the Iowa Chops, where he scored 34 points in 69 games.
On October 29, 2009, he signed with the ECHL's Alaska Aces.
Regular season and playoffs
|1993–94||University of New Hampshire||HE||40||17||16||33||66||—||—||—||—||—|
|1994–95||University of New Hampshire||HE||34||12||19||31||62||—||—||—||—||—|
|1995–96||University of New Hampshire||HE||32||23||29||52||46||—||—||—||—||—|
|1996–97||University of New Hampshire||HE||36||26||31||57||58||—||—||—||—||—|
|1997–98||Fort Wayne Komets||IHL||35||4||8||12||29||4||1||2||3||10|
|1998–99||Fort Wayne Komets||IHL||72||32||34||66||100||2||0||1||1||2|
|2000–01||St. Louis Blues||NHL||1||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2001–02||St. Louis Blues||NHL||8||0||1||1||4||1||0||1||1||0|
|2002–03||St. Louis Blues||NHL||80||22||27||49||38||7||1||2||3||2|
|2003–04||St. Louis Blues||NHL||27||6||4||10||20||1||0||0||0||0|
|2005–06||St. Louis Blues||NHL||9||1||4||5||4||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||Bridgeport Sound Tigers||AHL||48||22||32||54||48||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||New York Islanders||NHL||11||0||0||0||8||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honors
|All-Hockey East Rookie Team||1993–94|
|Hockey East All-Tournament Team||1994|||
|All-Hockey East All-Star||1996–97|
|All-Star Game||2000, 2001, 2002|||
|First All-Star Team||2002|
|Willie Marshall Award||2002|
|Les Cunningham Award||2002|
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