The New York Islanders have invited 39-year-old winger Eric Boulton to training camp on a professional tryout contract (PTO), the team announced on Monday. He’ll have a chance at camp to earn a roster spot.
Boulton has picked up a handful of games with the Islanders over the last three seasons, playing a total of 48 games for the Isles over that span, scoring four goals and two assists. In each of those three seasons he was playing under a single season contract ranging from $540,000 to $650,000 (with a $125,000 performance bonus attached).
Boulton will join Matt Carkner, Parker Milner and Tyler Barnes on PTOs at camp, the team announced earlier on Monday.
#Isles announce professional tryout contract with Eric Boulton. Boulton has played 48 games over the last three seasons with the Isles.
— New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) August 24, 2015
Boulton is a veteran of 648 NHL games, split between the Buffalo Sabres, Atlanta Thrashers, New Jersey Devils and Islanders. He was originally a 9th round pick in the 1994 draft by the New York Rangers.
Lots of familiar names are taking PTOs this season. Keep up with all the tryout contracts with The Hockey Writers’ 2015 PTO Tracker.
Dustin Nelson writes about news and the Minnesota Wild for The Hockey Writers.