Utica, N.Y. - Reid Boucher returned to the ice at the Adirondack Bank Center, Thursday, after spending the weekend in Springfield, Massachusetts, representing the Utica Comets in the 2019 AHL All-Star Classic.
"It was fun, it was nice to get the nod this year for the All-Star game and me and my family had fun in Springfield," said Boucher. "Anytime you represent your team in an event like that you want to go in and put on a good show."
It's the second straight appearance in the all-star weekend for the seventh-year pro; he also participated in last year's here in Utica.
On Sunday, Boucher won the accuracy shooting contest in the skills competition, and on Monday, scored two goals to help the North Division defend their All-Star Challenge title, beating the Atlantic Division in the championship of the 3-on-3 tournament.
"It’s just awesome being there," he said. "I got to score a couple of goals and win the accuracy shooting. It was a cool experience."
Back here in Utica, the rest of the team took some time off, many staying away from the rink for a few days. However, that doesn't mean they didn't have their eye on what Boucher was doing.
"It was great...we know how dangerous Reid can be obviously, since he’s always playing in front of us," said head coach, Trent Cull. "But it’s nice for him to kind of go and show that off at the All-Star. Great job by the North [Division], but great job by Reid as well.
The Grand Ledge, Michigan native currently leads the Comets with 19 goals and 41 points, appearing in 34 of the team's 46 games.