Back when Lance Bouma finished his junior career, I compared him to former Flame Brandon Prust.
The pair had an eerily similar junior path. Both guys were known more for their grit and defensive acumen than scoring. In fact, their point-per-game and PIM rates were similar, although Bouma scored a bit more and Prust was more willing to drop the gloves.
A few years out and I think the comparison still holds. Like Prust, Bouma has seen some time with the parent club a few seasons into his pro career despite scoring at a nominal rate in the AHL. Perhaps the main difference between the two is Bouma won't be expected to fill a pugilist role, whereas Prust boasted 200+ PIM seasons in