|Born:||June 26, 1985||Draft:||2003 Blues, 127th Overall|
|Known For:||U18 WJC Gold Medal||Shoots:||Left|
|National Team:||Canada||Current Status:||Retired|
Alexandre Bolduc (born June 26, 1985) is a former Canadian ice hockey player, having played his final year in the NHL with the Arizona Coyotes during the 2014-2015 season. Drafted 127th overall by St. Louis Blues in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Bolduc split his first two seasons with the American Hockey League (AHL) and ECHL, playing for the Manitoba Moose and Bakersfield Condors respectively. He was promoted to a full-time role with the AHL club for the 2007-08 season, and made his NHL debut the following year. In three seasons with the Vancouver Canucks, Bolduc struggled to hold a spot in the NHL, appearing in 46 games during that span and registering two goals and three assists.
Unable to reach a new deal with Vancouver, Bolduc signed with the Coyotes on a two-way contract. He returned to form offensively, registering 51 points in 53 games during his second year with the club, and serving as the team’s captain. In two years with the Coyotes, he appeared in 16 NHL games, but failed to register a point. Bolduc signed with the Blues for the 2013-14 season, but was solely used in the AHL as one of the Chicago Wolves’ alternate captains. After leaving St. Louis for Arizona, he played one more season in North America, including three more NHL games, before bringing an end to his tenure with the NHL and AHL.
Bolduc continued his hockey career in Europe, signing with Traktor Chelyabinsk of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). The transition wasn’t as smooth as he had hoped for, as he struggled to maintain a spot in the lineup and was assigned to the farm club as a result. He was traded mid-season to Medvescak Zagreb, eventually becoming one of the team’s alternate captains for the following year. Bolduc played for three more seasons with stops in the Deutsche Eishockey League (DEL), the Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL) in the United Kingdom, and the Ligue Nord-Américaine de Hockey, a low-level professional league in Quebec, Canada.
Alexandre Bolduc Statistics
- CHL Top Prospects Game (2003)
- U18 WJC Gold Medal (2003)
- ECHL Alumnus of the Month (October, 2013)
- AHL All-Star Game (2015)
- KHL Most Penalized Player (120) (2017)