Henry has been labeled as the most electrifying player in Minnesota hockey history. As a tall, powerfully-built Ojibwa Indian, Boucha led his 1969 high school team to the state tournament. He would go on to play on the U.S. National Team, following by the Olympic Team, and a few brief years in the NHL. Henry’s career was cut short by an eye injury during the 1974-5 hockey season.
1969 MN Boys Hockey Tournament
Henry led his high school hockey team to the state tournament, where he was injured during an emotion-charged 5-4 overtime loss to Edina. It became known as one of the all-time classic games in tournament history.
U.S. National Team
Member of the U.S. National team who competed in two world championships.
1972 Olympic Team
Member of the silver-medal winning U.S. hockey team that competed in the 1972 Olympics in Sapporo, Japan.
At the age of 19, Henry was drafted in the second Round, 16th overall by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1971 NHL Entry Draft.
Before the NHL required helmets, Henry wore a headband.
Henry Boucha of the Detroit Red Wings scored the fastest goal in NHL History, scoring six seconds of play in the first period against the Montreal Canadiens in Montreal on January 28, 1973.
Hall of Fame
Inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 1995.