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Veteran defenseman Boutin joins Rush

Thursday, September 10th
Veteran defenseman Boutin joins Rush

RAPID CITY, S.D. – The Rapid City Rush, ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Arizona Coyotes, announced that veteran defenseman Shawn Boutin has signed with the team for the 2020-21 season.

Boutin comes to the Rush following his second season as a member of the Dundee Stars of the Elite Ice Hockey League. He 16 points (3g-13a) in 45 games in the 2019-20 season.

A native of Val-d’Or, Quebec, Boutin enters his 10th season of professional hockey. For the last four seasons, he has skated in Europe with the Dundee Stars and Coventry Blaze in the EIHL, and Dresdner Eislöwen in the DEL2 in Germany, earning 64 points (13g-51a) in 204 games.

Boutin last played in the ECHL as a member of the Idaho Steelheads in the 2015-16 season, recording 17 points (4g-13a) in 70 games. Overall, he brings 141 points (29g-112a) in 516 career professional games to the Rush.

Prior to turning professional, Boutin played five seasons in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with his hometown Val-d’Or Foreurs, amassing 78 points in 286 games.

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