|Assets:||Is a hard-working forward with the versatility to play both wing and center. Heavily built, he likes to stick his nose in the dirty areas of the ice. Has good defensive instincts and natural leadership qualities.|
|Flaws:||Doesn't have natural scoring instincts for the highest level. Plays a hard north-south game, which limits offensive creativity (and, ultimately, point production). Can run into injury issues due to his rambunctious style.|
|Career Potential:||In-your-face, versatile energy forward, when healthy.|
|1/24/2016||Missed 4 games (lower body injury).|
|1/16/2016||Lower body injury, injured reserve.|
|1/12/2016||Lower body injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|12/22/2015||Missed 30 games (broken fibula).|
|10/14/2015||Broken fibula, injured reserve.|
|7/23/2015||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Calgary Flames to a three-year contract.|
|7/05/2015||Filed for salary arbitration.|
|5/08/2015||Missed the last 2 regular season and first 9 playoff games (upper body injury).|
|4/08/2015||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|10/17/2014||Missed 1 game (facial injury).|
|10/15/2014||Facial injury, day-to-day.|
|8/27/2014||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Calgary Flames to a one-year contract.|
|6/30/2014||Calgary Flames tendered a qualifying offer.|
|1/06/2014||Missed 1 game (illness).|
|7/20/2013||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Calgary Flames to a one-year two-way contract.|
|7/02/2013||Calgary Flames tendered a qualifying offer.|
|9/14/2012||Assigned to Abbotsford (AHL).|
|3/22/2012||Missed 8 games (upper body injury).|
|3/06/2012||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|1/07/2012||Recalled from Abbotsford (AHL).|
|9/30/2011||Assigned to Abbotsford (AHL).|
|4/07/2011||Assigned to Abbotsford (AHL).|
|3/11/2011||Recalled from Abbotsford (AHL).|
|2/17/2011||Assigned to Abbotsford (AHL).|
|2/03/2011||Recalled from Abbotsford (AHL).|
|9/24/2010||Assigned to Abbotsford (AHL).|
|10/08/2009||Signed by the Calgary Flames to a three-year entry-level contract.|
|9/16/2009||Returned to his junior team (Vancouver-WHL).|
|9/16/2008||Returned to his junior team (Vancouver-WHL).|
|6/21/2008||Drafted by the Calgary Flames in the 3rd round (78th overall) in 2008.|
| 01/24/2016 11:43 AM
NewsBouma (leg) will play in Sunday's game against the Hurricanes.
| 01/23/2016 3:54 PM
NewsBouma (leg) should return to the lineup on Sunday against Carolina, the team's official site reports.
| 01/19/2016 2:12 PM
NewsAlthough Bouma (leg) won't play Tuesday against the Devils, Flames head coach Bob Hartley told reporters he will "definitely" return to action during the team's four-game road trip, Randy Sportak of the Calgary Sun reports.
| 01/19/2016 11:47 AM
NewsBouma (leg) was back with the team for its morning skate Tuesday, Derek Wills of Sportsnet 960 reports.
| 01/06/2016 12:22 PM
NewsBouma scored his first point of the season Tuesday, an empty-netter in a 3-1 win against Tampa Bay.
| 12/22/2015 4:28 PM
NewsBouma has been taken off injured reserve, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 reports.
| 12/16/2015 3:46 PM
NewsBouma (lower leg) is not expected to play during the Flames' road trip, Roger Millions of Sportsnet reports.
| 12/14/2015 2:58 PM
NewsBouma (lower leg) will join the Flames on the team's upcoming road trip, Roger Millions of Sportsnet reports.
| 12/07/2015 2:42 PM
NewsBouma (lower leg) won't return within the week, Derek Wills of Sportsnet 960 reports.
| 12/06/2015 4:17 PM
NewsBouma (lower leg) skated with the team for the first time since sustaining the injury on October 13, Kristen Odland of the Calgary Herald reports.
| 10/14/2015 12:32 PM
NewsBouma (lower body) will miss the next three months with a broken fibula, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 reports.
| 10/13/2015 10:48 PM
NewsBouma left Tuesday's game with an apparent leg injury, the Calgary Sun's Randy Sportak reports.
| 07/23/2015 4:42 PM
NewsBouma signed a three-year, $6.6 million contract with the Flames on Thursday, Tim Wharnsby of CBC Sports reports.
Flames forward Lance Bouma scored twice during Sunday's victory against the Predators. | 03/29/2015 7:43 PM
NewsFlames forward Lance Bouma scored twice during Sunday's victory against the Predators.
ImpactHe also had three shots on goal and a plus-one rating in the game. Bouma now has 16 goals, 33 points, 52 penalty minutes, and a plus-11 rating through 74 games this season.
Flames forward Lance Bouma had a goal and an assist with a plus-two rating in the, 3-2, loss to the Avalanche on Saturday. | 03/15/2015 10:49 AM
NewsFlames forward Lance Bouma had a goal and an assist with a plus-two rating in the, 3-2, loss to the Avalanche on Saturday.
ImpactCalgary was trying to erase another multi-goal lead in the third period. Bouma assisted David Jones' goal that made it, 2-1, but Colorado scored again to go back ahead by two. Bouma then scored to cut the lead again with about 14 minutes remaining, but they couldn't find the game-tying score. Bouma has 13 goals and 15 assists with a plus-13 rating this season.
Lance Bouma appreciates praise from Cherry | 03/14/2014 9:31 AM
NewsLance Bouma was happy to hear that Don Cherry called him "my type of guy."
ImpactCherry was praising Bouma for his work ethic and blocking shots. "It's a pretty cool feeling because you grow up watching him, and you respect what he's saying as a kid," Bouma said. "To have him mention your name and talk good about you, that means a lot. That's pretty cool." Bouma has five goals, 14 points, 144 hits, and 67 blocks in 62 games this season.
Lance Bouma blocks five shots Saturday | 03/10/2014 7:08 AM
NewsLance Bouma had a big game Saturday in the non-traditional stats as he blocked five shots and had three hits.
ImpactBouma is third among NHL forwards with 64 blocked shots, trailing only Boyd Gordon who has 77, and the outstanding Ryan Getzlaf who sits at 71. "Lance was great at the two ends," coach Bob Hartley said. "Lots of blocked shots defensively and offensively, he had quite a few chances. As many chances as he's going to get, that's how he's going to improve offensively and find a way to get us some big goals." Bouma has five goals and 12 points this season with 37 penalty minutes in 60 games.
Lance Bouma most improved Flame, coach says | 01/25/2014 9:23 AM
NewsForward Lance Bouma is the Calgary Flames' most improved player, coach Bob Hartley says.
Impact"This guy didn't play last year - knee surgery," Hartley noted. "We saw him in the gym, working every day. He showed up to camp in great shape, which was absolutely no surprise to us. He's one of the first guys on the ice at practice. Game day, same thing. He's committed to getting better. He wants to be an NHL player. He's a gritty player willing to block shots. I have lots of time for Booms. His progression is far from a surprise." Now in his first full season in Calgary, Bouma has 10 points in 48 games.
Lance Bouma scores against Phoenix | 01/23/2014 9:03 AM
NewsLance Bouma found the back of the net in Calgary's 3-2 win on Wednesday.
ImpactBouma has recorded at least a point in three of his last four games. He's not much of an offensive force and still has just four goals and 10 points in 47 contests this season.
Lance Bouma nets a goal in a losing effort | 01/17/2014 9:03 AM
NewsLance Bouma scored a goal in Calgary's 5-2 loss on Thursday.
ImpactIt was Bouma's first point since Dec. 12. He has eight points and 29 penalty minutes in 44 games in 2013-14.
Lance Bouma returns to practice Saturday | 01/05/2014 7:23 AM
NewsLance Bouma (illness) returned to practice on Saturday.
ImpactBouma missed Friday's game with the illness. He has seven points and 25 penalty minutes in 37 games this season and as such should not be on your team in even deep pools.
Lance Bouma is dealing with an illness | 01/03/2014 2:08 PM
NewsLance Bouma probably won't play on Friday due to an illness.
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ImpactBouma has seven points and 25 penalty minutes in 37 games this season. He shouldn't be on your radar in standard leagues.
Lance Bouma's takes costly penalties Tuesday | 12/18/2013 9:28 AM
NewsLance Bouma spent a total of six minutes in the sin bin over a pair of high-sticking incidents on Tuesday.
ImpactBouma's actions proved to be fatal as the Boston Bruins capitalized on both power-play opportunities en route to a 2-0 victory. Still, Flames coach Bob Hartley rose to Bouma's defense after the contest. "Lance works so hard and is such a great young man to work with that we all felt badly," Hartley said. "On the bench during his second high-sticking penalty, we were saying, 'Come on, kill it for Boums." Bouma has seven points and 25 penalty minutes in 31 games this season.
Lance Bouma finds the back of the net | 11/19/2013 9:10 AM
NewsLance Bouma scored his second goal of the 2013-14 campaign on Monday.
ImpactBouma has three points in 18 games this season. As you might have guessed, he isn't expected to have any fantasy value in standard leagues this season.
Lance Bouma moves up to Flames' top line | 11/07/2013 8:44 AM
NewsLance Bouma is projected to play on Calgary's top line on Thursday.
ImpactA series of injuries have forced the Flames to reorganize their lines. As recently as Sunday, Bouma was listed as a healthy scratch and even now we can't recommend grabbing him in standard leagues.
Flames lead NHL in blocked shots | 10/13/2013 6:57 AM
NewsThe Calgary Flames are tied for second in the NHL in blocked shots with 92 after five games.
ImpactThe Flames are the surprise team in the NHL as it was originally thought that they were a bottom two team in the league, but they are off to a flying start with a 3-0-2 record. Lance Bouma's blocked shot late in the Flames 3-2 win on Friday was instrumental in the victory. "I'm not on top of the Saddledome yelling at the world that we need to block shots, but I'm in the (dressing) room telling them that we need to block shots," coach Bob Hartley said.
Bouma's 3rd-period shift draws praise | 10/12/2013 8:59 AM
NewsLance Bouma's shift in the third period was game-changing for the Flames.
ImpactWith the score tied 2-2, the Devils were pressuring the Flames, who were struggling to get the puck and were a tired, Bouma made two huge blocks. "Unbelievable," said coach Bob Hartley. "I felt that Booms should be in the goalie department (of the stat sheet). (T.J.) Galiardi and Bouma, they looked like two pretzels out there in front of the net. Just diving. I don't know what kind of dancing it was, but I'm sure (Saturday) morning, there's going to be a few bruises on those bodies." Calgary would go on to win 3-2.
| 10/04/2013 1:34 AM
NewsLance Bouma was called up from the minors on Thursday October 3.
Lance Bouma recovers from knee injury | 07/22/2013 9:00 AM
NewsLance Bouma has completely recovered from his knee injury.
ImpactBouma was limited to just three AHL games last season after tearing his ACL and MCL. "I've been skating for a while and, all the time, without any problems or pain," Bouma said. He agreed to a one-year, two-way deal with Calgary.
Flames sign Lance Bouma for one year | 07/20/2013 9:38 PM
NewsThe Calgary Flames signed center Lance Bouma to a one-year, two-way contract on Saturday.
ImpactThe 23-year-old's deal is worth $577,500 in the NHL and $100K in the AHL. The 78th pick of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft has scored four points in 43 career NHL games. He hasn't appeared with the Flames since the 2011-12 season.
| 01/19/2013 9:00 PM
NewsLance Bouma was called up from the minors on Friday January 18.
|Goals||1||vs. TB||Jan 5||2|
|Assists||0||17 times-last:at Van||last:Feb 6||3|
|Points||1||vs. TB||Jan 5||3|
|Penalty Minutes||0||17 times-last:at Van||last:Feb 6||20|
|Plus/Minus||2||2 times-last:vs. TB||last:Jan 5||3|
|Power Play Goals||0||17 times-last:at Van||last:Feb 6||0|
|Power Play Points||0||17 times-last:at Van||last:Feb 6||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||17 times-last:at Van||last:Feb 6||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||17 times-last:at Van||last:Feb 6||1|
|Shots||4||at Car||Jan 24||4|
|Games||78||2 times-last: 2014-15 (Cgy)|
|Penalty Minutes||54||2014-15 (Cgy)|
|Shorthanded Goals||1||2013-14 (Cgy)|
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