Brian Boyle

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Brian Boyle
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Boyle with the Rangers, January 2012
Born (1984-12-18) December 18, 1984 (age 30)
Hingham, MA, USA
Height 6 ft 7 in (201 cm)
Weight 244 lb (111 kg; 17 st 6 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Tampa Bay Lightning
Los Angeles Kings
New York Rangers
NHL Draft 26th overall, 2003
Los Angeles Kings
Playing career 2007–present

Brian Paul Boyle (born December 18, 1984) is an American professional ice hockey center, who is currently playing with the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League. He attended St. Sebastian's School in Needham, Massachusetts before moving on to Boston College. Boyle grew up in Hingham, Massachusetts, just south of Boston.

Boyle in 2009 while playing for the Manchester Monarchs

Playing career[edit]

Los Angeles Kings[edit]

Boyle was drafted in the first round, 26th overall, by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. He played four seasons at Boston College before making his professional debut with the Kings' American Hockey League affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs, in 2007.

In the 2007–08 season, Boyle made his National Hockey League debut with the Kings against the New Jersey Devils on February 2, 2008. He scored his first NHL goal that same night against Martin Brodeur in a 6-3 defeat.[1] He scored four goals in his first seven NHL games, three in his first four.

New York Rangers[edit]

At the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, on June 27, Boyle was traded by the Kings to the New York Rangers for a 3rd round pick in 2010.[2]

During the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs, Boyle suffered a concussion after being hit hard by Ottawa Senators' forward Chris Neil. Boyle subsequently missed three games.[3] Earlier in the same series, Ottawa defenceman Matt Carkner received a one-game suspension for repeatedly punching Boyle in the face while Boyle was down against the side boards.[4]

Tampa Bay Lightning[edit]

On July 1, 2014, Boyle left the Rangers after five seasons and signed a three-year $6 million contract as a free agent with the Tampa Bay Lightning.[5] He changed his sweater number from #22 which he wore with the Kings and Rangers to #11, out of respect to his best friend and former college hockey player who passed away that summer.

Personal life[edit]

Boyle's younger brother Timothy was drafted in the fourth round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft by the Ottawa Senators.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 Boston College HE 35 5 3 8 36
2004–05 Boston College HE 40 19 8 27 64
2005–06 Boston College HE 42 22 30 52 90
2006–07 Boston College HE 42 19 34 53 104
2006–07 Manchester Monarchs AHL 2 0 0 0 2 16 3 5 8 13
2007–08 Manchester Monarchs AHL 70 31 31 62 87
2007–08 Los Angeles Kings NHL 8 4 1 5 4
2008–09 Los Angeles Kings NHL 28 4 1 5 42
2008–09 Manchester Monarchs AHL 42 10 11 21 73
2009–10 New York Rangers NHL 71 4 2 6 47
2010–11 New York Rangers NHL 82 21 14 35 74 5 0 0 0 6
2011–12 New York Rangers NHL 82 11 15 26 59 17 3 3 6 15
2012–13 New York Rangers NHL 38 2 3 5 29 11 3 2 5 2
2013–14 New York Rangers NHL 82 6 12 18 56 25 3 5 8 19
NHL totals 391 52 48 100 311 58 9 10 19 42

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
Hockey East All-Tournament Team 2005 [7]
Hockey East Tournament MVP 2005
All-Hockey East First Team 2005–06
AHCA East Second-Team All-American 2005–06
Hockey East All-Tournament Team 2006 [7]
All-Hockey East First Team 2006–07
AHCA East First-Team All-American 2006–07
Hockey East All-Tournament Team 2007 [7]
All-NCAA All-Tournament Team 2007 [8]
AHL All-Rookie Team 2007–08

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Devils 6, Kings 3". cbssports.com. 2008-02-02. Retrieved 2009-03-24. 
  2. ^ "Rangers get Boyle in draft-day trade". rangers.nhl.com. 2009-06-27. Retrieved 2009-06-28. 
  3. ^ "Rangers' Brian Boyle suffers concussion in loss to Senators". The Globe and Mail. 2012-03-29. Retrieved 2012-03-29. 
  4. ^ "Senators’ Matt Carkner suspended 1 game for attack on Brian Boyle, defending his teammate". Yahoo Sports. 2012-03-29. Retrieved 2012-03-29. 
  5. ^ "Lightning sign Brian Boyle to three-years 6 million deal". TampaBay.com. 2014-07-01. Retrieved 2014-07-01. 
  6. ^ Senators select Gatineau goalie http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Hockey/NHL/Draft/2012/06/23/19912936.html
  7. ^ a b c "2013-14 Hockey East Media Guide". Hockey East. Retrieved 2014-05-19. 
  8. ^ "NCAA Frozen Four Records". NCAA.org. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Jimmy Howard
William Flynn Tournament Most Valuable Player
2005
Succeeded by
David Van der Gulik
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Dustin Brown
Los Angeles Kings first round draft pick
2003
Succeeded by
Jeff Tambellini