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Anaheim Ducks Todd Bertuzzi (R) fights with Dallas Stars Philippe Boucher (C) and Trevor Daley during the first period of the Western Conference Quarterfinals-Game 1 in Anaheim, California on April 10, 2008. (UPI Photo/ Phil McCarten)
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Philippe Boucher (b. March 24, 1973 in Saint-Apollinaire, Quebec, Canada) is a French Canadian professional hockey defenceman who currently plays for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League.

Philippe Boucher began his high-level hockey career with the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League's Granby Bisons in 1990. Boucher enjoyed immense success in his first season, producing at a nearly point-per-game average and winning the QMJHL Rookie of the Year award. He was also named a second-team QMJHL All-Star. His second season came with just as much success, as Boucher notched 77 points in 65 games with Granby and the Laval Titan, once again being named a second-team All-Star. Boucher spent one more seasons in the QMJHL, splitting time between Granby, Laval, and later two professional teams.

The Buffalo Sabres drafted Boucher in the first round, 13th overall, in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft. A year later, Boucher would begin his professional career, starting the 1992–1993 season as a defenceman for the Sabres. Despite some solid outings, and even a game where Boucher posted a +5 plus/minus rating, Boucher ended the season with the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League. After three somewhat disappointing seasons with the Sabres, Boucher was dealt to the Los Angeles Kings during the 1994–1995 season.

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