Bouchard Signs ATO
Caps prospect Francois Bouchard has signed an ATO (amateur tryout agreement) with the Hershey Bears. Bouchard will likely skate with the Bears in the warm-up before tonight’s game against Bridgeport at Giant Center. He could be in the lineup as soon as tomorrow when the Bears host Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
Bouchard was Washington’s second-round choice (35th overall) in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. He has played four years of junior hockey with Baie-Comeau of the QMJHL. After two consecutive 100-point seasons, Bouchard finished up the 2007-08 campaign with 36 goals and 92 points in 68 games.