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Lance Bouma

Born:Mar 25, 1990Draft: 2008 Flames, 78th Overall
Hometown:Provost, AlbertaPosition:Centre
Known For:CHL Memorial Cup Champion (2007)Shoots:Left
National Team:CanadaCurrent Status:Malmö Redhawks (SHL)

Lance Bouma (born March 25, 1990) is a Canadian ice hockey player, currently playing for the Malmö Redhawks of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL). Bouma last appeared in the NHL with the Chicago Blackhawks during the 2017-2018 season. Drafted 78th overall by the Calgary Flames in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, Bouma served the Flames organization for nine seasons before departing to Chicago. He has appeared in two seasons in the SHL, one with IK Oskarshamn and the last season with the Redhawks. He is committed to Malmö for the 2022-23 season.

Bouma made his NHL debut during the 2010-11 season, appearing in 16 games and recording one assist. He spent the following two seasons between the NHL and American Hockey League (AHL), demonstrating a serviceable two-way style. In 2012-13, Bouma was expected to make a major push for a full-time role, but a labour dispute placed him in the AHL to start the season. A major knee injury would knock him out for the year, as it required surgery to repair both his MCL and ACL. He made a full recovery and the following year, Bouma earned his spot with the Flames.

Lance Bouma Blackhawks
Lance Bouma, Chicago Blackhawks, Nov. 9, 2017 (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

During the 2014-15 season, Bouma registered career highs in all offensive stat categories, registering 16 goals and 34 points in 78 games. Unfortunately, the following two seasons were major disappointments as he recorded just 14 points in 105 games during that span. The lack of production led to the Flames buying out the remainder of his contract. He played one final season with the Blackhawks, but amassed just nine points in 53 games before being demoted to the AHL.

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  • CHL Memorial Cup Champion (2007)