Role Ice hockey player
Parents Arthur Boyle, Judy Boyle
Name Brian Boyle
Salary 2 million USD (2015)
|Playing career |
Spouse Lauren Bedford (m. 2014)
Height 2.01 m
|Born December 18, 1984 (age 30)
Hingham, MA, USA (1984-12-18) |
Weight 244 lb (111 kg; 17 st 6 lb)
NHL team Former teams Tampa Bay Lightning Los Angeles Kings New York Rangers
NHL Draft 26th overall, 2003 Los Angeles Kings
Siblings Gabrielle Boyle, Timothy Boyle, Christopher Boyle
Similar People Anton Stralman, Ryan Callahan, Dan Boyle, Alexander Killorn, Ondrej Palat
Inside Hockey: Brian Boyle
Brian Paul Boyle (born December 18, 1984) is an American professional ice hockey center for the New Jersey Devils 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.
- Inside Hockey: Brian Boyle
- Brian boyle vs zdeno chara nov 29 2013
- Los Angeles Kings
- New York Rangers
- Tampa Bay Lightning
- Toronto Maple Leafs
- New Jersey Devils
- Personal life
Brian boyle vs zdeno chara nov 29 2013
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
At the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, on June 27, Boyle was traded to the New York Rangers in exchange for a third-round pick in 2010.
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.
Toronto Maple Leafs
Burdened by imminent salary cap space issues and sitting outside of a playoff spot, the Lightning traded Boyle two days before the NHL Trade Deadline on February 27, 2017 to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for forward Byron Froese and a conditional 2017 2nd-round draft pick. Boyle, who was on pace for his best season offensively with Tampa Bay, was in the final season of his three-year contract.
Boyle's size, penalty killing abilities and faceoff skills were all major factors in leading the Maple Leafs to target the center. Boyle's playoff experience was also highly coveted (he had played the most playoff games of any player since 2011) by the team made up by a plethora of inexperienced rookies on the cusp of making the post-season. He switched to number 24 in Toronto as number 11 (which he wore in Tampa Bay) was taken by Zach Hyman. Boyle was slotted on the fourth line primarily centreing Matt Martin and Nikita Soshnikov (with Kasperi Kapanen filling in following a late season injury by Soshnikov). Boyle's offensive production declined as a result of the decreased ice time, but his faceoff abilities allowed the team to qualify for the post-season for the first time in four years. He tallied two assists in the series against the top seeded Washington Capitals as the Maple Leafs fell in six games.
New Jersey Devils
On July 1, 2017, Boyle as a free agent from the Maple Leafs, signed a two-year $5.1 million contract with New Jersey Devils.
Boyle's younger brother Timothy was drafted in the fourth round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft by the Ottawa Senators.
Boyle married Lauren Bedford in 2014.