Darryl Boyce

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Darryl Boyce
Born (1984-07-07) July 7, 1984 (age 30)
Summerside, PE, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
Liiga team
Former teams
JYP Jyväskylä
Toronto Maple Leafs
Columbus Blue Jackets
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2007–present

Darryl Boyce (born July 7, 1984) is a Canadian ice hockey player who plays for JYP Jyväskylä of the Finnish Liiga. He has previously played with the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Columbus Blue Jackets of the NHL.

Playing career[edit]

Boyce's playing career got a kick start when he helped the Summerside Turk's Red Wings win an Island Junior Hockey League championship as an underage player in 1999-2000. Though much younger than his teammates at the time, he learned the ropes quickly and was an important part of their success. Before helping the Red Wings he helped guide the Summerside Kinsmen Midget AAA team to an Island Championship with his solid two way play and elite leader status. He also represented Team Atlantic at the World U17 that season in New Glasgow NS. He then moved on to play junior hockey for the Parry Sound Shamrocks of the OPJHL in 2000–01, before moving on to Major Junior with the St. Michael's Majors of the Ontario Hockey League.

With the Majors, from 2001–02 until 2004–05, Boyce skated in 262 OHL games, scoring 145 regular-season and 22 playoff points (the latter in 51 total playoff games)

Undrafted, Boyce enrolled with the University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds and in his first season in 2005–06, was named UNB male rookie of the year with 32 points in 28 games. In his two seasons with the Reds he won a CIS National Championship.

Boyce began his professional career in the 2007–08 season, originally signing a contract with the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League. After starting the season with 22 points in 32 games with the Marlies, Boyce was signed by parent club, the Toronto Maple Leafs, to a two-year entry level contract on January 1, 2008.[1]

Boyce was recalled to the Leafs to play his first NHL game on January 24, 2008, against the Washington Capitals, but only played 5 shifts as he left the game during his fifth shift with a separated shoulder. He played a total of 3 minutes and 20 seconds. He underwent successful surgery but missed the remainder of the season.

Darryl did not play his second NHL game until December 30, 2010, scoring his first NHL point, an assist, with the Leafs, against the Columbus Blue Jackets in Toronto. Two days later on January 1, 2011, Boyce scored his first NHL goal in Ottawa against Mike Brodeur of the Senators.

On July 14, 2011, Boyce signed a one-year contract with the Maple Leafs.[2] On February 25, 2012, he was picked up off of waivers by the Columbus Blue Jackets.[3] He played in the final 20 regular season games for the Blue Jackets to end the 2011-12 season.

As a free agent upon the 2012–13 NHL lockout, Boyce was signed to a try-out contract with the Hamilton Bulldogs of the AHL on October 5, 2012. He began the 2012–13 season with the Bulldogs and played in 22 games scoring only 1 goal before he was subsequently released on December 15, 2012.[4] In January, 2013, Boyce signed a contract with the reigning Finnish league champions JYP Jyväskylä.

In September, 2013, he signed a one-year AHL contract with the Springfield Falcons, an affiliate of previous club the Columbus Blue Jackets. In the 2013–14 season, Boyce scored a professional high 32 points in 63 games with the Falcons.

After his successful season with Springfield, Boyce opted to return for a second stint with JYP of the Finnish Liiga, signing a two-year contract on June 11, 2014.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2000–01 Summerside Western Capitals MJAHL 1 3 3 6 0
2000–01 Parry Sound Shamrocks OPJHL 2 0 0 0 14
2001–02 Toronto St. Michael's Majors OHL 67 10 11 21 71 15 2 5 7 46
2002–03 Toronto St. Michael's Majors OHL 64 16 21 37 119 19 1 3 4 28
2003–04 Toronto St. Michael's Majors OHL 64 13 24 37 110 18 1 3 4 23
2004–05 Toronto St. Michael's Majors OHL 67 15 35 50 152 10 2 5 7 28
2005–06 University of New Brunswick AUS 28 15 17 32 50
2006–07 University of New Brunswick AUS 25 14 19 33 63
2007–08 Toronto Marlies AHL 41 8 16 24 71
2007–08 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Toronto Marlies AHL 73 12 18 30 131 6 2 0 2 27
2009–10 Toronto Marlies AHL 20 2 9 11 48
2010–11 Toronto Marlies AHL 35 6 10 16 48
2010–11 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 46 5 8 13 33
2011–12 Toronto Marlies AHL 22 4 6 10 22
2011–12 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 17 1 1 2 16
2011–12 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 20 0 3 3 19
2012–13 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 22 1 6 7 27
2012–13 JYP Jyväskylä SM-l 14 1 3 4 22 11 3 0 3 31
2013–14 Springfield Falcons AHL 63 15 17 32 100 5 1 2 3 6
NHL totals 84 6 12 18 68

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Maple Leafs and Boyce agree to terms". Toronto Maple Leafs. 2010-12-30. Retrieved 2010-12-30. 
  2. ^ "Leafs, Senators retain depth signing forwards Boyce, Butler". The National Post. 2011-07-14. Retrieved 2011-07-14. 
  3. ^ "Blue Jackets claim Boyce off waivers from Maple Leafs". Columbus Blue Jackets. 2012-02-25. Retrieved 2012-02-25. 
  4. ^ "Hamilton Bulldogs release Darryl Boyce from try-out". Hamilton Bulldogs. 2012-12-15. Retrieved 2012-12-16. 
  5. ^ "Darryl Boyce returns to JYP" (in Finnish). JYP. 2014-06-11. Retrieved 2014-06-11. 

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