Ex-NHL player from Michigan hired after sex assault guilty plea

Four months after being fired amid the fallout of a sex assault case, a former NHL hockey player from Michigan has been hired to another Continental Hockey League team.

Reid Boucher, 28, of the Okemos area, will play for the Russian team Avangard Omsk on a one-year contract, the team announced Saturday.

Before moving to the KHL team Lokomotiv Yaroslavl and subsequently being fired in February, Boucher last year helped Avangard win the KHL’s version of the Stanley Cup – the Gagarin Cup – while he was under investigation by the Ann Arbor Police Department for a 2011 incident involving a 12-year-old girl when he was 17.

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