Boulton, 36, appeared in 15 games this season with the Islanders, recording 36 penalty minutes. In 615 career NHL games with the Buffalo Sabres, Atlanta Thrashers, New Jersey Devils and Islanders, the Halifax, NS native has 73 points (27 goals, 46 assists) and 1,301 penalty minutes. He also appeared in four Stanley Cup playoff games, all with the Thrashers.
In 1994 Boulton was selected by the New York Rangers in the ninth round of the draft (234th overall). A 6-foot-0, 224-pound forward, Eric has appeared in 133 career American Hockey League games, and 171 ECHL games. He made his professional debut in the 1996-97 season after completing a three-year junior career in the Ontario Hockey League, split between the Oshawa Generals and the Sarnia Sting.