Forgotten Islanders: Eric Boguniecki
Eric Boguniecki was a tough grinding forward who stood out because of his 5-foot-8 height. His NHL career would last seven years, and he would find himself ending it in the Empire State.
In December of 2005, Boguniecki was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins and notched 6 goals and 10 assists before being signed by the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Boguniecki played for Blue Jackets’ AHL affiliate, the Syracuse Crunch, before being traded to the New York Islanders on October 25th, 2006.
The Islanders would mainly keep Boguniecki down in the AHL with The Bridgeport Sound Tigers, a team that he would later become the assistant coach for. In 48 games played with AHL Bridgeport, Boguniecki posted 55 points with 32 points coming via the assist.
Eric Boguniecki would only appear in 11 games with the New York Islanders, which came at the beginning of the 2006 season.
From October 28th to December 22nd, 2006, Eric Boguniecki was a New York Islander. He didn’t post a single point, only taking two shots at the goal and would have a donut on the +/- sheet.
The Connecticut native got the most ice time in an away game at Pittsburgh on December 15th. He had a total ice time of 7:37. Overall, Boguniecki would have 54-minutes on the ice during his Islanders career.
The 2006/07 NHL season would be the last season that Eric Boguniecki played in the AHL/NHL.