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Brian Boucher is an ice hockey analyst for ESPN’s NHL coverage. Boucher joined the ESPN broadcast team in 2021, where he serves as a game analyst for select NHL games broadcast on ESPN and ABC.
Most recently a game and studio analyst on national NBC and NBCSN games, Boucher got his start as a color commentator and studio analyst for the Philadelphia Flyers’ regional broadcasts on NBC Sports Philadelphia after retiring from the NHL in 2013. In 2015, Boucher joined NBC Sports as the inside the glass reporter and studio analyst. With NBC Sports he has covered NHL regular season, Stanley Cup Playoff and Stanley Cup Finals games, as well as the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. In addition, Boucher is also a studio analyst for NHL Network.
A native of Woonsocket, Rhode Island, Boucher played 13 seasons across seven teams as a goalie in the NHL. The first-round draft pick by the Philadelphia Flyers in 1995, Boucher’s career included three separate stints with the team. He currently holds the NHL’s modern record of the longest shutout streak at 332:01 – set during the 03-04 season with the Phoenix Coyotes.
Boucher currently resides in Haddonfield, New Jersey, with his wife, Melissa and their two children.