How Do You Like Me Now? — Three CHL Breakouts

Rex Doty



Let’s go behind the numbers of three CHL breakout players. 

There are very few things in life that are guaranteed. Death and taxes is the cliché in everyday life. In the world of fantasy hockey we have the breakouts. Often it's the high-profile kids who you expect, but you also get some from less obvious corners. Either way, each season brings a few notable performances. here were three breakout campaigns that really stood out for their magnitude this past season. Two of the three I'm about to profile effectively doubled their previous career-best point totals, and the other made his mark as a rookie in spectacular fashion.


Reid Boucher- LW, New Jersey Devils

What's the best way as a prospect to really grab people's attention? Well if you're Reid Boucher, you just go out and break Steven Stamkos's record for goals in a season for the Sarnia Sting. In all fairness, 62 goals in 68 games will get you noticed no matter the record you broke. It certainly raises a few more eyebrows when you eclipse the mark set by a player of Stammer's stature. In just his second full season in the OHL, Boucher notched 95 points during the regular season and a further five in four playoff contests. Scouts have long lauded Boucher for his shot, his vision and his performance backed that up and earned him a promotion to Albany. All eyes will be on Boucher to see just how his game will fare in the pros. Given the dearth of top forward prospects in the pipeline and the loss of Ilya Kovalchuk in New Jersey, if Boucher can bring a strong semblance of that scoring ability to the next level he'll see time in Jersey sooner rather than later.


Adam Lowry- LW, Winnipeg Jets


At 6-foot-4 and 190 pounds, Winnipeg's Adam Lowry is hard to miss. Throw in 88 points in 72 games for the Swift Current Broncos and you have everyone's undivided attention. His breakout this season really shouldn't come a