Bolduc named MeiGray Group ECHL Alumnus of the Month

PRINCETON, N.J.- Former ECHL and current Portland Pirates center Alexandre Bolduc is The MeiGray Group ECHL Alumnus of the Month for October.      


The leading distributor of game- worn hockey jerseys and “Official Game-Worn Jersey Source of the ECHL,” MeiGray sold more than 500 game-worn jerseys in 2011-12 and has sold more than 6,500 since it became “The Official Game-Worn Jersey Source of the ECHL” in 2002-03.


The 27-year-old scored 11 points (6g-5a) in seven games during October. After being held scoreless in Portland’s season opener, Bolduc ended the month on a six-game scoring streak including four consecutive games where he notched multiple points. Bolduc is tied for second in the American Hockey League in scoring while his six goals are tied for third in the league.


The Montreal native scored 16 points (10g-6a) in 24 games with Bakersfield in 2005-06 and added eight points (4g-4a) in 11 games during the 2006 Kelly Cup Playoffs. He returned to the Condors in 2006-07, notching 24 points (7g-17a) in 16 games and tallying six points (2g-4a) in six games during the 2007 Kelly Cup Playoffs.


Selected in the fourth round (127th overall) by the St. Louis Blues in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Bolduc has 133 points (54g-79a) in 263 career AHL games with Manitoba and Portland. He has also seen action in 48 National Hockey League games with Vancouver and Phoenix, registering five points (2g-3a).


There have been 490 players who have played in the NHL after playing in the ECHL including 23 who made their debut in 2011-12. The ECHL has had 298 players reach the NHL since 2002-03 when it changed its focus to become the primary developmental league for the NHL and the AHL. The ECHL had 97 players reach the NHL in its first 10 seasons and 215 in the first 15 years. There have been 234 ECHL players who have played their first game in the last seven seasons for an average of more than 33 per year.