Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Brad Boyes
Brad Boyes was born April 17, 1982 in Mississauga, Ontario. The first round, 24th overall selection of the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, Boyes is a graduate of the OHLs Erie Otters.

An offensively gifted forward, Boyes played four seasons in Erie capturing numerous awards and honours, including; OHL Second Team All-Rookie Team (1998-99), CHL Scholastic Player of the Year (99-2000), OHL Most Outstanding Player (2000-01), OHL Most Sportsmanlike Player (2001-02), OHL First Team All-Star (2001-02), OHL Most Sportsmanlike Player (2001-02), CHL Most Sportsmanlike Player (2001-02), CHL Second Team All-Star (2001-02) and OHL Playoff MVP to name a few. Over the course of his OHL career with the Otters, Boyes registered 309 points (141-168-341).

In 2002-03, Boyes made his professional debut with the AHLs St. Johns Maple Leafs and spent the majority of the season with the club before being dealt to the San Jose Sharks in the latter stages of the season, in a transaction that brought Owen Nolan to Toronto. Upon his arrival with the Sharks, Boyes spent the remainder of the season with the team's AHL affiliate in Cleveland. Looking to prove the Leafs had made a mistake in dealing him to San Jose; Boyes broke out offensively in 2003-04 with Cleveland, registering 60 points in 61 games while seeing his first action with the parent club in the second half of the season. Although, his play was strong, Boyes was involved in a three-way deal at the trade deadline that landed him in Boston and subsequently in the AHL with the Bruins farm team in Providence.

Following a productive season with the Providence Bruins of the AHL, the Mississauga native earned a full-time spot with the Boston Bruins in 2005-06 and recorded 69 points. Due to his strong play and consistancy with the Bruins, Boyes was named to the NHL All-Rookie team in 2006.

In his sophomore season in the NHL, Boyes would only manage to tally only 34 points in 62 games on a Bruin club that struggled to keep pace in the playoff race. At the NHL trading deadline the Bruins decided to send Boyes to the forward-depleted St. Louis Blues in exchange for defenceman Dennis Wideman.

In St.Louis Boyes began to emerge as the offensive powerhouse many had predicted he would become. In his first full year with the club he set a career-high with 43 goals and followed that up with a career best in points (72) in his second year with the Blues. 2009-10 saw a falloff in offensive production for Boyes. He dipped to just 14 goals and 42 assists and the 2010-11 season brought with it similar struggles.

On February 28, 2011, the NHL's trade deadline, Boyes was traded for the fourth time in his career. This time sent to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for a second round draft pick.

Boyes played for Buffalo for two season when he left as a free agent to sign a one year contract with the New York Islanders for the 2012-13 season.

On Long Island, Boyes had a renaissance while playing with John Tavares and Matt Moulson where he scored 35 points and 48 games. Despite this, he had trouble finding an NHL deal and was forced to sign a tryout contract with the Florida Panthers, who later signed him to a one year deal on September 28, 2013.

In Florida, Boyes played two seasons, including a 21 goal 2014-15 season. After having trouble finding an NHL contract again, his career came full circle by the Maple Leafs signing him to a try out contract. After impressing the Maple Leafs's brass at training camp, he was signed to a one year contract for the 2015-16 season.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1997-98 Mississauga Reps MTHL 44 27 50 77
1998-99 Erie Otters OHL 59 24 36 60 30 -6 5 1 2 3 10
1999-00 Erie Otters OHL 68 36 46 82 38 +8 13 6 8 14 10
1999-00 Canada U-18 3 0 3 3 4
2000-01 Erie Otters OHL 59 45 45 90 42 +27 15 10 13 23 8
2000-01 Canada WJC-A 7 1 3 4 2 -2
2001-02 Erie Otters OHL 47 36 41 77 42 +29 21 22 19 41 27
2001-02 Canada WJC-A 7 5 4 9 16 +8
2001-02 Erie Otters M-Cup 4 2 3 5 0
2002-03 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 65 23 28 51 45 +1
2002-03 Cleveland Barons AHL 15 7 6 13 21 -6
2003-04 San Jose Sharks NHL 1 0 0 0 2 -2
2003-04 Cleveland Barons AHL 61 25 35 60 38 +9
2003-04 Providence Bruins AHL 17 6 6 12 13 +4 2 1 0 1 0
2004-05 Providence Bruins AHL 80 33 42 75 58 -6 16 8 7 15 23
2005-06 Boston Bruins NHL 82 26 43 69 30 +11
2005-06 Canada WC-A 9 4 4 8 4 +6
2006-07 Boston Bruins NHL 62 13 21 34 25 -17
2006-07 St. Louis Blues NHL 19 4 8 12 4 0
2007-08 St. Louis Blues NHL 82 43 22 65 20 +1
2008-09 St. Louis Blues NHL 82 33 39 72 26 -20 4 2 1 3 0
2009-10 St. Louis Blues NHL 82 14 28 42 26 +1
2010-11 St. Louis Blues NHL 62 12 29 41 30 +11
2010-11 Buffalo Sabres NHL 21 5 9 14 6 +2 7 1 0 1 0
2011-12 Buffalo Sabres NHL 65 8 15 23 6 +2
2012-13 New York Islanders NHL 48 10 25 35 16 -6 6 0 3 3 2
2013-14 Florida Panthers NHL 78 21 15 36 28 -6
2014-15 Florida Panthers NHL 78 14 24 38 20 +11
2015-16 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 60 8 16 24 12 -6
NHL Totals 822 211 294 505 251 17 3 4 7 2


Canadian Major Junior Scholastic Player of the Year (2000) OHL Second All-Star Team (2001) OHL First All-Star Team (2002) OHL Playoff MVP (2002) Canadian Major Junior Second All-Star Team (2002) Canadian Major Junior Sportsman of the Year (2002) AHL All-Rookie Team (2003) AHL Second All-Star Team (2004) NHL All-Rookie Team (2006) Traded to San Jose by Toronto with Alyn McCauley and Toronto's 1st round pick (later traded to Boston - Boston selected Mark Stuart) in 2003 NHL Draft for Owen Nolan, March 5, 2003. Traded to Boston by San Jose for Jeff Jillson, March 9, 2004. Traded to St. Louis by Boston for Dennis Wideman, February 27, 2007. Traded to Buffalo by St. Louis for Buffalo's 2nd round pick (Joel Edmundson) in 2011 NHL Draft, February 27, 2011. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, July 1, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Florida, September 29, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, September 27, 2015.
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