Bradley Keith Boyes (born April 17, 1982) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who is currently a free agent, last playing with the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League (NHL).
Boyes went to Hazel McCallion Senior Public School and Clarkson Secondary School, both in Mississauga, before moving to Erie, Pennsylvania. His mother is a teacher. His father is a school principal, he was the principal of Champlain Trail Public School. His father is also one of the directors of the Streetsville Hockey League, a small house league based in Streetsville, Ontario.
Despite living in the Greater Toronto Area, Boyes was an Ottawa Senators fan growing up. However, the hometown Toronto Maple Leafs were Boyes' "second team", and he would later say that he "always wanted to play for the Leafs".
Boyes played several years of roller hockey for the Mississauga Rattlers. He was a member of the Mississauga Reps AAA hockey team before being drafted by the Erie Otters. Boyes won the J. Ross Robertson Cup with the Otters in 2002.
Boyes was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the first round, 24th overall in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.
He was traded to the San Jose Sharks along with Alyn McCauley and a 1st round selection in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft (who would be Mark Stuart) in exchange for Owen Nolan.
Boyes was later traded from the Sharks to the Boston Bruins in a 3-way deal that saw Jeff Jillson go to Buffalo Sabres, Curtis Brown go to San Jose, and Brad Boyes and Andy Delmore go to Boston on March 9, 2004.
Boyes scored his first NHL goal on October 9, 2005, against Sébastien Caron of the Pittsburgh Penguins. He scored his first NHL hat trick on March 18, 2006 against Cam Ward of the Carolina Hurricanes
The Bruins traded Boyes to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for Dennis Wideman on February 27, 2007. In St. Louis Boyes became a star player. Scoring 43 goals in the 2007 season, tied for 4th in the league and 33 goals in the 2008 season.
On February 27, 2011, Boyes was traded by the Blues to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for a second round pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. Boyes scored a goal in each of his first two games with the Sabres.
On July 1, 2012, he signed as a free agent to a one-year, $1 million deal with the New York Islanders. With ambition to move on from a disappointing tenure with the Sabres, Boyes rediscovered his scoring touch during the shortened 2012–13 season to score 35 points in 48 games on the Islanders top scoring line alongside John Tavares and Matt Moulson.
Unsigned in the off-season Boyes was offered a professional try-out contract by the Islanders and the Florida Panthers. He chose to attend the Panthers training camp and signed a one-year deal with them on September 28, 2013. After recording 36 points in 78 games, Boyes was resigned by the Panthers to a two-year, $5.25 million contract.
The last year of Boyes' contract was bought out on June 30, 2015, effectively making Boyes a free agent. Despite picking up 38 points in 78 games and having good advanced analytics, Boyes was unable to find a deal, and on September 10, 2015, he signed a professional tryout contract to attend training camp with the Toronto Maple Leafs, the team who originally drafted him in 2000. Boyes impressed at camp and during the pre-season, and on September 27, 2015, he was rewarded with a 1-year, $700,000 contract from the Leafs. On November 2, 2015, Boyes scored his first goal with the club. In the process, Boyes set a franchise record for longest span between getting drafted and scoring his first goal with the Maple Leafs, notching it 5609 days after being drafted. Boyes would finish the season with 24 points in 60 games, which was seen as decent production given his limited time on a Maple Leafs team that finished last in the NHL.1997: Canadian inline hockey Champion - Gold medalist
1998: NARCh North American Roller Hockey Championships - Gold medalist
1999–2000: Lindsay Cup Trophy
1999–2000: CHL Scholastic Player of the Year
1999–2000: OHL Bobby Smith Trophy (Scholastic Player of the Year)
2000–01: OHL Red Tilson Trophy (Most Outstanding Player)
2000–01: OHL William Hanley Trophy (Most Gentlemanly Player)
2000–01: OHL Second All-Star Team
2001–02: CHL Sportsman of the Year
2001–02: CHL Second All-Star Team
2001–02: OHL First All-Star Team
2001–02: OHL Red Tilson Trophy
2001–02: OHL William Hanley Trophy
2001–02: OHL Wayne Gretzky 99 Award (Playoff MVP)
2002–03: AHL All-Rookie Team
2003–04: AHL Second All-Star Team
2005–06: NHL All-Rookie Team