Boyle with the Tampa Bay Lightning in December 2014
December 18, 1984 |
Hingham, MA, USA
|Height||6 ft 7 in (201 cm)|
|Weight||244 lb (111 kg; 17 st 6 lb)|
|Tampa Bay Lightning
Los Angeles Kings
New York Rangers
|NHL Draft||26th overall, 2003
Los Angeles Kings
Brian Paul Boyle (born December 18, 1984) is an American professional ice hockey center and an alternate captain for the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League (NHL). He attended St. Sebastian's School in Needham, Massachusetts, before moving on to Boston College. Boyle grew up in Hingham, just south of Boston.
Los Angeles Kings
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 (AHL) affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs, in 2007.
In the 2007–08 season, Boyle made his NHL debut with the Kings against the New Jersey Devils on February 2, 2008. He scored his first career NHL goal that same night against Martin Brodeur in a 6–3 defeat. He scored four goals in his first seven NHL games, three in his first four.
New York Rangers
During the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs, Boyle suffered a concussion after being hit by Ottawa Senators' forward Chris Neil. Boyle subsequently missed three games. Earlier in the same series, Ottawa defenseman Matt Carkner received a one-game suspension for repeatedly punching Boyle in the face. The attack came in response to an unprovoked incident in Game 1 of the series in which Boyle punched Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson in the face.
Tampa Bay Lightning
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. He changed his sweater number from number 22, which he wore with both the Kings and Rangers, to number 11 out of respect to his best friend and former college hockey player who died that summer.  On December 12, 2015, Boyle skated in his 500th career NHL game in a 1–2 Lightning loss to the visiting Washington Capitals. On May 24, 2016, Boyle recorded his first career two goal game in the playoffs. On May 26, 2016, Boyle played in his 100th career NHL playoff game.
Boyle married Lauren Bedford in 2014. Together they have a son named Declan Gabriel Boyle.
Boyle's best childhood friend Dan Schmitt also was a professional hockey player for the Mon Valley Thunder in the now defunct Mid-American Hockey League (MAHL). The two never played each other in the professional hockey ranks, but met professionally in other regards when Boyle was called to repossess Schmitt's lawn equipment in 2012. Schmitt now resides in Tennessee. 
|2007–08||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||8||4||1||5||4||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||28||4||1||5||42||—||—||—||—||—|
|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|
|2014–15||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||82||15||9||24||54||25||1||1||2||10|
|2015–16||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||76||13||7||20||57||17||5||0||5||20|
Awards and honors
|Hockey East All-Tournament Team||2005|||
|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|||
|All-Hockey East First Team||2006–07|
|AHCA East First-Team All-American||2006–07|
|Hockey East All-Tournament Team||2007|||
|All-NCAA All-Tournament Team||2007|||
|AHL All-Rookie Team||2007–08|
- "Devils 6, Kings 3". cbssports.com. 2008-02-02. Retrieved 2009-03-24.
- "Rangers get Boyle in draft-day trade". rangers.nhl.com. 2009-06-27. Retrieved 2009-06-28.
- "Rangers' Brian Boyle suffers concussion in loss to Senators". The Globe and Mail. 2012-03-29. Retrieved 2012-03-29.
- "Senators' Matt Carkner suspended 1 game for attack on Brian Boyle, defending his teammate". Yahoo Sports. 2012-03-29. Retrieved 2012-03-29.
- "Lightning sign Brian Boyle to three-years 6 million deal". TampaBay.com. 2014-07-01. Retrieved 2014-07-01.
- "SN Presents: Boyle's Emotional Attachment to #11". http://www.sportsnet.ca/. Retrieved 2013-06-19. External link in
- NHL, .com (December 12, 2015). "Holtby's 35 saves help Capitals defeat Lightning". NHL.com. Retrieved December 13, 2015.
- Long, Corey (May 25, 2015). "Penguins win Game 6, extend series vs. Lightnings". NHL.com. Retrieved May 25, 2015.
- Crosby, Wes (May 27, 2016). "Penguins defeat Lightning, Stamkos in Game 7". NHL.com. Retrieved May 27, 2016.
- Senators select Gatineau goalie http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Hockey/NHL/Draft/2012/06/23/19912936.html
- "2013–14 Hockey East Media Guide". Hockey East. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
- "NCAA Frozen Four Records" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved 2013-06-19.
- Career statistics and player information from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
|Awards and achievements|
|William Flynn Tournament Most Valuable Player
David Van der Gulik
|Hockey East Scoring Champion
|Los Angeles Kings first round draft pick