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MONTREAL – Following a successful 15-year career in the NHL, including 11 as a member of the Montreal Canadiens, defenseman Francis Bouillon made his retirement official Friday.
For Francis Bouillon, size has never been an issue. He always played big and throughout his career he made sizeable contribution to the success of every team he played with, thanks to a perfect blend of work ethics, commitment and tenacity. A leader on and off the ice, he was the backbone of Michel Therrien’s team when the Granby Predators captured the Memorial Cup back in 1996. Overlooked by all clubs at the NHL Entry Draft, Bouillon was not about to give his dream and began his professional career in the ECHL and moved on to the Quebec Rafales in the IHL the following year before joining Therrien with the Canadiens farm team in Fredericton in 1998-1999.
Francis Bouillon beats his own goalie Peter Budaj on the short-side.
via Bob McKenzie tweet,
Francis Bouillon signs in MTL for one year, $1.5M.
from Jim Diamond of the Examiner,
Some tough news out of Montreal Thursday, as Cyberpresse’s Richard Labbe caught up with Nashville Predators defenseman Francis Bouillon at a charity golf tournament. Bouillon told Labbe that after working out for the last few weeks, the symptoms of his post-concussion syndrome have returned and he has had to discontinue his workouts as a result.
In recent weeks, Predators President of Hockey Operations and General Manager David Poile as well as Head Coach Barry Trotz had been encouraged by Bouillon’s return to physical activity, but this most recent setback will throw even more questions into who will man the blue line for the Predators this season.
Not a great game for the Habs this evening, as they were blanked by the Predators 3-0. But hey, it happens. Nice to see Francis Bouillon tally two assists and get second star. Also nice to see Sergei “The Mobster” Kostitsyn get roundly booed each time he touched the puck.
My big takeaway from this game? Jarosalv Spacek looked lost. He was reasonably good for a brief few games, because his ice time was down in the wake of the return of #79. But with the absence of Markov, Spacek is being relied on for too many minutes, and his age is showing. He was out of position on two goals, and it was glaringly obvious. Not to mention he missed a perfect chance in close to score early on in the game.
The Nashville Predators have signed defenceman Francis Bouillon to contract extension.
TSN has learned that it is a two-year extension worth $2.7 million.
The 34-year old Bouillon had three goals and eight assists in 81 games with the Predators last season. He was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1st.
Unrestricted free agent defenceman Francis Bouillon is once a again a Nashville Predator.
According to TSN.ca’s french languauge sister site, RDS.ca, the 33-year old has signed a one-year, $750,000 contract.
Bouillon, who has spent the majority of his nine NHL seasons with the Montreal Canadiens, did play four games for the Predators back in October of 2002, after he was claimed by the team during the waiver draft.
From the CP via TSN,
The Montreal Canadiens are calling for an NHL rule change after defenceman Francis Bouillon suffered a shoulder injury from a hit in the dying seconds of overtime.
The Canadiens feel that Pittsburgh defenceman Sergei Gonchar should not have been allowed to take part in a shootout after he was called for boarding with 1.6 seconds left in the five-minute overtime in Montreal’s 4-3 win over the Penguins on Saturday night.