Crunch’s Barré-Boulet named AHL Player of the Week

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League announced today that Syracuse Crunch forward Alex Barré-Boulet has been selected as the Howies Hockey Tape/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending April 2, 2023.

Barré-Boulet recorded three goals and four assists for seven points in three games last week as the Crunch closed in on securing a playoff spot in the North Division.

Barré-Boulet began Syracuse’s big weekend with a power-play goal and a game-high seven shots in a 6-5 overtime victory over Belleville on Friday night. Then on Saturday, he netted a pair of third-period goals to erase a two-goal Crunch deficit before registering his second assist of the night on the OT winner as Syracuse rallied past Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, 4-3. And on Sunday, Barré-Boulet recorded two more assists to help the Crunch earn another standings point in a 5-4 shootout loss at Utica.

Barré-Boulet ranks second in the AHL in assists (55) and points (78) — both career highs — over 63 games played with Syracuse this season. The fifth-year pro from Montmagny, Que., has played 265 AHL games with the Crunch and is the franchise’s all-time leader in goals (108), assists (169) and points (277). An AHL All-Star in 2020 and 2023, Barré-Boulet won the Dudley (Red) Garrett Memorial Award as the league’s outstanding rookie in 2018-19.

Barré-Boulet has also skated in 32 career NHL games with Tampa Bay and Seattle, registering six goals and three assists.