Jonathan Boutin
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Jonathan Boutin

Hometown:

Team:

ECHL

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1985-03-28

Position:

G

Eligible for draft:

2003

Catches:

Left

Drafted:

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

3rd rd. 96th overall in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft by Tampa Bay

Weight:

206 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

Boutin, the first French-Canadian goalie drafted by Tampa, returned to Halifax of the QMJHL after a strong 2003 Lightning training camp only to lose his confidence and ultimately his starting job for the Mooseheads. After recovering from a mid-season concussion, Boutin won his first two games of the year for last-place Halifax, but was soon traded to P.E.I., a club partially owned by Lightning center Brad Richards. With a fresh start, Boutin played up to expectations, including a shutout in his first game, and was among QMJHL leaders in playoff goaltending (second in goals against average; third in save percentage).

 

Talent Analysis
Boutin fought lack of confidence, inconsistency, and the occasional soft goal early in his career.

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