Alex Barre-Boulet breaks Syracuse Crunch franchise points record

Steven Stamkos is not the only member of the Tampa Bay Lightning organization chasing milestones this season as Alex Barre-Boulet has become the Syracuse Crunch’s all-time points leader with 243 points — 95 goals and 148 assists — in 236 games played over five seasons.

The record breaker came off a primary assist to Gabriel Dumont.

Point number 243, for Barre-Boulet, came shortly after an assist to Jaydon Dureau. Tonight was Dureau’s first game back with the Crunch, from the Orlando Solar Bears, since November, as well as his 22nd birthday.

Barre-Boulet surpasses Brad Moran, who played with the Crunch between 2000-05 — before the Lightning’s affiliation with the team. Notably, doing so in 98 fewer games played than Moran.

This marks Barre-Boulet’s second significant milestone with the Crunch within the past week as he had surpassed Moran’s assist record, of 143, last Saturday night.

Barre-Boulet will now set his sights on the Crunch franchise goal-scoring record. Currently fourth all-time at 95, Barre-Boulet is 12 goals shy of tying Mark Hartigan’s (2003-07) 107 goal mark. Unless Barre-Boulet picks up his goal-scoring pace this season, the record may have to wait until next season — pending if Syracuse is where he ends up playing.

So far this season, Barre-Boulet has shown his mastery of the AHL. He is currently tracking towards his best points per game season number of his career, is third in total points scored in the league, and was named to his second AHL All-Star game.

He has come a long way since sharing the AHL goal-scoring title with teammate Carter Verhaeghe his rookie season, but whether Barre-Boulet will be able to secure his spot in an NHL lineup, like Verhaeghe has with the Panthers, remains to be seen.

Barre-Boulet, now 25, will turn 26 in May, and has one more year on his contract with the Lightning before becoming a UFA.