Sports/Hockey legend gets taken from the hockey community at 72 years old

Published September 19, 2023 at 11:18

Hockey Icon Henry Boucha Remembered

Minnesota - The hockey world mourns the loss of Henry Boucha, a beloved figure in Minnesota and a former NHL and WHA forward. Henry Boucha, aged 72, has left a lasting legacy, confirmed by the Minnesota Wild and the Detroit Red Wings.

Boucha's career spanned the NHL with the Detroit Red Wings, Minnesota North Stars, Kansas City Scouts, and Colorado Rockies. However, his standout year was in the 1974-75 WHA season, where he tallied 15 goals and 35 points in a mere 36 games with the Minnesota Fighting Saints.

Beyond hockey, Boucha was a high school multi-sport star, excelling in ice hockey, football, and baseball. He was easily recognizable on the ice, sporting his distinctive headband, a rare sight during an era when helmets weren't compulsory.

Unfortunately, Boucha's promising career was curtailed by an eye injury when he was just 24 years old. Nevertheless, he continued to make a positive impact off the ice. His contributions earned him a place in the US Hockey Hall of Fame, and he dedicated much of his life to supporting Native American causes.

Henry Boucha's legacy transcends the hockey rink, as he will be remembered for his sporting achievements and his unwavering commitment to his community.
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