Chiefs Receive Boutin, Waugh From Springfield

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – The Johnstown Chiefs announced that rookie defenseman Geoff Waugh and ECHL All-Star goaltender Jonathan Boutin (pictured) have been assigned from the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League.

The Chiefs are the ECHL affiliate of the Falcons of the AHL and the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League.

Selected in the third round (96th overall) by Tampa Bay in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, the 21-year-old Boutin was the starting goaltender for the American Conference in the ECHL All-Star Game and was 8-9-2 with a goals-against average of 2.93 and a save percentage of .920 in 19 games for Johnstown in 2005-06. He also played in the AHL with Springfield where he was 8-12-2 with a goals-against average of 3.13 and a save percentage of .889 in 22 games.

Selected in the third round (78th overall) by the Dallas Stars in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, the 23-year-old Waugh has played one game this season with Springfield. He played four seasons at Northern Michigan University where he had 36 points (2g-34a) and 276 penalty minutes in 158 games from 2002-06.

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