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Brian Boyle
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Born December 18, 1984 (1984-12-18) (age 32)
Hingham, MA, USA
Height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Weight 244 lb (111 kg; 17 st 6 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Tampa Bay Lightning
Los Angeles Kings
New York Rangers
NHL Draft 26th overall, 2003
Los Angeles Kings
Playing career 2007–present

Brian Boyle (born Brian Paul Boyle on December 18, 1984) is an American professional ice hockey forward for the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing CareerEdit

Brian 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 affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs in 2007.

In the 2007–08 season, he made his NHL debut with the Kings against the New Jersey Devils on February 2, 2008.

During that same night, Brian scored his first 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.

At the 2009 NHL Entry Draft on June 27, 2009, Brian was traded by the Kings to the New York Rangers for a 3rd round pick in 2010.

During the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Brian suffered a concussion after being hit hard by Ottawa Senators' forward Chris Neil. He subsequently missed three games.

Earlier in the same series, Ottawa defenceman Matt Carkner received a one-game suspension for repeatedly punching Brian in the face while he was down against the side boards.

On July 1, 2014, Brian 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, he skated in his 500th career NHL game in a 1-2 Lightning loss to the visiting Washington Capitals.

Career StatisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 Boston College HE 35 5 3 8 36
2004–05 Boston College HE 40 19 8 27 64
2005–06 Boston College HE 42 22 30 52 90
2006–07 Boston College HE 42 19 34 53 104
2006–07 Manchester Monarchs AHL 2 0 0 0 2 16 3 5 8 13
2007–08 Manchester Monarchs AHL 70 31 31 62 87
2007–08 Los Angeles Kings NHL 8 4 1 5 4
2008–09 Los Angeles Kings NHL 28 4 1 5 42
2008–09 Manchester Monarchs AHL 42 10 11 21 73
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
NHL totals 473 67 57 124 365 83 10 11 21 52

Awards & AchievementsEdit

  • 2004–05 HE All-Tournament Team
  • 2004–05 HE Tournament MVP
  • All-Hockey East First Team (2005–06)
  • All-Hockey East First Team (2006–07)
  • 2007–08 AHL All-Rookie Team

Personal LifeEdit

Bryan attended St. Sebastian's School in Needham, Massachusetts for high school before attending Boston College.

His younger brother Timothy was drafted in the fourth round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft by the Ottawa Senators.

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