The New York Islanders have signed veteran forward Eric Boulton to a one-year contract, the team announced on Tuesday.
During the offseason, Boulton took a tryout with the Isles, but nothing materialized in terms of a contract until the team was three games deep in the season.
#Isles Transaction: Eric Boulton has agreed to a terms on a one-year contract.
— New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) October 13, 2015
The 39-year-old forward presumably gets a deal to bring some muscle to the Islanders roster depth, with him weighing in at 224 pounds. He’s played 648 career NHL games, amassing 1,419 penalty minutes in the process.
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