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Brian Boyle | Center | #11

Team: New Jersey Devils
Age / DOB:  (32) / 12/18/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 244
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 1 (26) / LA
Contract: view contract details

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Brian Boyle has signed a two-year/$5.1 million contract with the New Jersey Devils.
The Devils need a Boyle-type player who is tough, great on the draw, kills penalties and is amazing in the locker room. He s not a great fantasy player as he had only 13 goals and 25 points in 75 games split between Tampa Bay and Toronto. He will help the Devils but not necessarily your fantasy squad. Jul 1 - 12:21 PM

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Brian Boyle could be on his way to the New Jersey Devils.

Boyle will officially become a free agent at noon ET, so he'll be free to sign anywhere he wants at that point. He had 13 goals and 25 points in 75 games with the Lightning and Maple Leafs last season. He doesn't provide any fantasy value, but he'll give the Devils a big body that's fully capable of killing penalties and winning faceoffs.
Jul 1 - 11:59 AM

Brian Boyle is keeping his options open, but he would welcome a return to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

"We love Tampa," Boyle told the Tampa Bay Times. "If Tampa wanted to work out a deal, that's definitely a huge option for us. That's something that I've kind of always thought about. I haven't closed the door on anything." However, he isn't sure what level of interest the Lightning have in his services. Boyle was traded from the Bolts to the Maple Leafs last season and he also enjoyed his time with Toronto.
Jun 26 - 11:42 AM

Brian Boyle is taking a wait-and-see approach as free agency nears.

"I'd have to say - there's just so much going on. There's interest from me [in returning], and we enjoyed our time. I'm a product of the Maple Leafs right now," Boyle told TSN Radio 1050 on Tuesday. "You kind of have to wait and see. Every GM has decisions to make right now. Right now it's between my [agent] and Lou. Those conversations have to stay between our camp and theirs." He can become an unrestricted free agent on July 1 and would like some more term in his next contract. The 32-year-old center proved to be a solid addition to the Leafs' fourth line after he was acquired from Tampa Bay, but it's unclear if he will be back with the team in 2017-18.
Jun 20 - 1:05 PM

Brian Boyle would be open to re-signing with the Maple Leafs.

He was acquired from Tampa Bay at the trade deadline and provided the team with some leadership down the stretch and in the playoffs. Boyle was also a solid penalty killer and faceoff man for Toronto as well. He is eligible for unrestricted free agency in the summer.
Apr 25 - 1:44 PM

Brian Boyle (upper body) has declared himself ready to play on Thursday.

Boyle's status was in question after he left Tuesday's game due to the injury. He has 13 goals and 25 points in 72 games this season.
Apr 6 - 11:46 AM

Brian Boyle suffered an upper-body injury in Tuesday's game against the Washington Capitals.

The Leafs have already announced that he won't be returning to tonight's game. Boyle played just 4:18 before exiting. The Leafs will likely provide an update on his status after the game.
Apr 4 - 9:00 PM

Brian Boyle received an in-game video tribute in his return to Tampa Bay as a member of the Maple Leafs on Thursday night.

"I loved my time here. There was a lot of emotion," said Boyle. "That's important this time of year." Boyle has contributed two assists in eight games with Toronto since he was acquired from the Lightning.
Mar 17 - 9:45 AM

Brian Boyle is expected to make his Toronto debut Tuesday night.

Boyle didn't take part in the morning skate because he was traveling to meet up with his new team. He is projected to center the fourth line, see time on the penalty kill and get some power-play action.
Feb 28 - 5:44 PM

The Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired Brian Boyle from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for Byron Froese and a 2017 second-round pick.

Boyle has 13 goals and 22 points in 54 games this season. He comes with a $2 million annual cap hit and is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. He'll provide the Leafs with a veteran presence and bolster their bottom-six forwards as they battle for a playoff spot.
Feb 27 - 5:09 PM

The Tampa Bay Lightning and Toronto Maple Leafs are reportedly working on a trade involving Brian Boyle.

Boyle has 13 goals and 22 points in 54 games this season. He'd provide the young Maple Leafs with a veteran presence as they compete for a playoff spot. He's eligible to become an unrestricted free agent this summer.
Feb 27 - 3:19 PM

Brian Boyle is on a three-game point streak.

Boyle recorded an assist in a 3-2 overtime win against Colorado on Sunday. He has 13 goals and 22 points in 52 contests in 2016-17.
Feb 20 - 9:49 AM

If Brian Boyle has his druthers, he'll stick around Tampa Bay to cap off some "unfinished business."

"I want to stay here," Boyle said. "We’ve been on a mission for a few years now and haven’t accomplished it yet. We want to do it here." As you may recall the veteran pivot signed with Tampa Bay in the summer of 2014 after a successful run with the Rangers, and was part of both team's Stanley Cup-losing squads. Always remarkably healthy, the 32-year-old continues to flourish in his secondary role. He's already cracked the 20-point plateau for the third straight season with the Lightning, a feat accomplished just twice in six seasons on Broadway. "If teams want you, it means you’re doing something right," Boyle noted.
Feb 19 - 3:05 PM

Nick Kypreos of Sportsnet reported Saturday on Hockey Night in Canada that the Columbus Blue Jackets and Edmonton Oilers are two teams interested in the Lightning's Brian Boyle.

Boyle is a big, tough winger (6'6", 244 pounds) but has the ability to score as well as he potted his 13th of the season Saturday and now has 20 points, the same as last year with another 26 games to go. He is an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season and with Tampa Bay out of the race currently, he could be gone at the deadline.
Feb 12 - 8:37 AM

Brian Boyle admits that Tampa Bay's struggles have kept him awake at night.

"You're up at night, can't go to sleep. It's driving us all crazy," Boyle said of his team's struggles. "There's no potion, like, 'We'll have that attitude and maybe we'll start getting some bounces.' We've got to work for it.'" Many expected the Bolts to make a long run in the playoffs this year, but as of right now, they aren't even in a playoff spot. We'll see if they can get it turned around in the near future.
Feb 4 - 9:32 AM

Depth Charts

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C1Travis Zajac
2Nico Hischier
3Pavel Zacha
4Brian Boyle
5Michael McLeod
6Brandon Gignac
LW1Taylor Hall
2Adam Henrique
3John Quenneville
4Miles Wood
RW1Kyle Palmieri
2Marcus Johansson
3Blake Speers
4Stefan Noesen
5Nick Lappin
D1Andy Greene
2Damon Severson
3John Moore
4Ben Lovejoy
5Yaroslav Dyblenko
6Mirco Mueller
7Steven Santini
8Dalton Prout
G1Cory Schneider
2Keith Kinkaid