The Kitmart Dundee Stars are delighted to announce that Canadian defender, Shawn Boutin has agreed to a second year in Tayside.
The 29-year old was brought in last summer by head coach, Omar Pacha and the Quebec native didn’t disappoint, as he recorded his highest scoring season after putting up 27 points in 66 games, netting four goals.
Boutin was a key member of the Stars defence last season and used his experience to contribute to a strong penalty killing unit.
Boutin’s CV prior to joining Dundee listed a year in Germany’s DEL2, five seasons in the East Coast Hockey League, five years in one of Canada’s top junior leagues, the QMJH, as well as one-year with fellow Elite League side Coventry Blaze in 2016/17.
After securing Boutin’s signature, Pacha said: “Shawn has been a guy I was considering heavily at the end of the season.
“He plays well defensively, he’s steady and similar to Mags (Matt Marquardt) he has very good leadership skills.
“I think he did a good job with the D-core last season, being one of the older guys.
“Getting a right-shot defenceman is always tough and he fits that role.
“I think he is one of those guys that understands what he is good at and he does things well.
“I expect him to be better, just like everybody and I expect him to keep improving and I want him to be a solid guy defensively.”
After agreeing to return to Tayside for another season, Boutin added: “I am really excited to be back in Dundee for the upcoming season.
“Omar and our owners are building a good hockey culture and I want to be part of it.”
“I really enjoyed my time in Dundee last season.
“We have a great fan base and I love the city and Scotland, so it was an easy decision to come back.”
Fans are reminded that the early bird season tickets period ends on 31st May 2019. Buy yours NOW from the Dundee Ice Arena box office.
Shawn is our 6th re-signing for the 2019/20 campaign. He joins Drydn Dow, Jordan Cownie, Craig Garrigan and Matt Marquardt and Kris Inglis.
Boutin will again wear #27 for the Stars.
To see Shawn’s career stats on Elite Prospects click HERE.