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Flyers goalie Boucher signs in Switzerland

Brian Boucher

Philadelphia Flyers goalie Brian Boucher reacts as the puck speeds past in the third period of an NHL hockey game with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Thursday, March 7, 2013, in Philadelphia. The Penguins won 5-4. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)


Brian Boucher’s professional career will continue, just not in North America.

Nicola Berger of Neue Luzerner Zeitung in Switzerland reports the 36 year-old goalie has signed with EV Zug in the Swiss National League. Boucher reportedly got the nod over former Islanders goalie Rick DiPietro for the job.

Last season, Boucher played four games with the Philadelphia Flyers but also played 16 more with the AHL’s Adirondack Phantoms.

A 13-year NHL veteran, Boucher has had his share of ups and downs after starting his career in Philly back in the 1999-2000 season.

He saw his ability to play threatened two seasons ago with Carolina when he suffered a serious groin injury. Now he’ll join fellow Americans and former NHLers Rob Schremp and Andrew Hutchinson in Switzerland.