Carson Boutin is slated to return to the Espanola Express of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League for the 2020-2021 season.
The 2002 birth year goalie joined the Express from the Komoka Kings of the Greater Ontario Jr. Hockey League via the Cochrane Crunch of the NOJHL during the 2019-2020 season.
Boutin, who stands in at 6 foot, 185 pounds, hails from the northeastern Ontario town of Iroquois Falls.
Espanola president and general manager Jason Rapcewicz told Hockey News North that he welcomes the return of Boutin, who had a 4-7-3 record with a 4.32 goals against average and .895 save percentage after joining the Express in December of last year.
“He came in and did a nice job for us as one of our two goalies,” Rapcewicz said of Boutin, who faced a whopping 636 shots in 921 minutes of play for Espanola, which ended up in fifth place in the West Division of the NOJHL with a record of 17-34-5.
“Carson got better and, you know what, he worked harder as the season went on and we look forward to his expected return to Espanola for the coming season,” Rapcewicz added.
Prior to his rookie season in the NOJHL in 2019-2020, Boutin tended twine for both the Kapuskasing Flyers and Sudbury Minor Wolves of the Great North Midget Hockey League.