Eric Boguniecki was named assistant coach of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on July 12, 2011 and enters his fifth season in that capacity, including his third year under head coach Brent Thompson. Boguniecki and Thompson previously teamed up in Bridgeport during the 2011-12 season, when the Sound Tigers posted a 41-26-3-6 regular season record to win the Northeast Division for the second division title in team history.
Prior to joining the Sound Tigers, the West Haven, CT native enjoyed a 13 year professional career, including stops in the National Hockey League with the Florida Panthers, St. Louis Blues, Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Islanders. During the 2002-03 season with the Blues, he posted NHL career highs in goals (22), assists (27) and points (49).
An eighth-round pick (193rd overall) of the Blues in the 1993 NHL Draft, Boguniecki won the Les Cunningham Award as the American Hockey League’s Most Valuable Player in 2001-02 with the Worcester IceCats. Boguniecki ended his playing career as a player/coach with the Alaska Aces of the ECHL, alongside Brent Thompson.
Before going pro, Boguniecki played four seasons at the University of New Hampshire from 1993-97.