Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Brian Boyle
Brian Boyle was born December 18, 1984 in Hingham, Massachusetts. The first round, 26th overall selection of the Los Angeles Kings in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Boyle is a graduate of Boston College.

A strong and forceful skater, Boyle registered a career-high 34 assists and 53 points and captained the Boston College Eagles to the NCAA Championship game in the last of his four years of junior hockey. Just after his stint at Boston College, he signed with the Kings and appeared a pair regular season games and sixteen playoff matches with the club's AHL affiliate in Manchester. The following season, Boyle returned to the AHL and suited up for 70 contests and was called up to the Kings for eight games.

In the summer of 2009, Boyle signed on with the New York Rangers as an unrestricted free agent.

Boyle played five seasons with the Rangers, including helping them make the 2014 Stanley Cup Final where they lost to the Los Angeles Kings in five games.

As an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2014, Boyle signed a three year contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning. In his first year with the Lightning, he returned to the Stanley Cup Final in 2015 where the Lightning lost in six games to the Chicago Blackhawks.

On February 27, 2017, after two and half seasons with the Lightning, Boyle was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Byron Froese and a second round draft pick. He would go on to appear in 21 regular season games as well as six post-season contests for the club, serving in a fourth line checking role.

As a free agent in the summer of 2017, Boyle signed a deal with the New Jersey Devils, but prior to the start of the 2017-18 season Boyle was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia, a type of bone marrow cancer. He sought treatment and his season debut was delayed until November 1st. He would go on to score 10 goals in his first 25 games, highlighted by one on Hockey Fights Cancer Night on November 24th. He would go on to appear in 69 games for the Devils, helping the club to an unexpected berth in the playoffs. For his perseverance and dedication to the game Boyle was awarded the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2000-01 St. Sebastian's Arrows High-MA 25 20 19 39 23
2001-02 St. Sebastian's Arrows High-MA 28 21 26 47 22
2002-03 St. Sebastian's Arrows High-MA 31 32 31 62 46
2003-04 Boston College Eagles H-East 35 5 3 8 36
2004-05 Boston College Eagles H-East 40 19 8 27 64 +4
2005-06 Boston College Eagles H-East 42 22 30 52 90 +31
2006-07 Boston College Eagles H-East 42 19 34 53 104 +17
2006-07 Manchester Monarchs AHL 2 0 0 0 2 -1 16 3 5 8 13
2007-08 Los Angeles Kings NHL 8 4 1 5 4 +4
2007-08 Manchester Monarchs AHL 70 31 31 62 87 -2
2008-09 Los Angeles Kings NHL 28 4 1 5 42 -9
2008-09 Manchester Monarchs AHL 42 10 11 21 73 0
2009-10 New York Rangers NHL 71 4 2 6 47 -6
2010-11 New York Rangers NHL 82 21 14 35 74 +2 5 0 0 0 6
2011-12 New York Rangers NHL 82 11 15 26 59 +2 17 3 3 6 15
2012-13 New York Rangers NHL 38 2 3 5 29 -13 11 3 2 5 2
2013-14 New York Rangers NHL 82 6 12 18 56 +1 25 3 5 8 19
2014-15 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 82 15 9 24 54 +3 25 1 1 2 10
2015-16 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 76 13 7 20 57 -7 17 5 0 5 20
2016-17 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 54 13 9 22 48 +5
2016-17 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 21 0 3 3 18 -2 6 0 2 2 6
NHL Totals 624 93 76 169 488 106 15 13 28 78


Prep School Player of the Year (2003) Hockey East First All-Star Team (2006, 2007) NCAA East Second All-American Team (2006) NCAA East First All-American Team (2007) NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (2007) AHL All-Rookie Team (2008) Traded to NY Rangers by Los Angeles for NY Rangers' 3rd round pick (Jordan Weal) in 2010 NHL Draft, June 27, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, July 1, 2014. Traded to Toronto by Tampa Bay for Byron Froese and Toronto's 2nd round pick (Alexander Volkov) in 2017 NHL Draft, February 27, 2017. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, July 1, 2017.
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