Boucher, Ford moving on 7/13
Winger Matthew Ford Tweeted that he was “(e)xcited to be on board with the” AHL’s Oklahoma City Barons, while Nicola Berger, a reporter for Swiss newspaper Neue Luzerner, wrote goalie Brian Boucher will be heading overseas and joining EV Zug in the Swiss National League A.
Both Ford and Boucher had been unrestricted free agents.
Boucher, 36, finished the year with the Phantoms after the Philadelphia Flyers acquired him in a post-lockout trade. He went 6-8-1 in 16 games for Adirondack, but the Phantoms already have three goaltenders – Yann Danis, Cal Heeter and rookie Carsen Chubak – under contract for 2013-14.
Ford, 28, struggled to score in what was supposed to be his first full season with Adirondack. He had just four goals and 13 points in 35 games before the Flyers traded him to the Columbus Blue Jackets. With their AHL affiliate, the Springfield Falcons, he posted five goals and 11 points in 18 games.