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Brian Boyle | Center

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (30) / 12/18/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 244
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Brian Boyle tallied his 10th goal of the season Tuesday, but the Lightning fell to Carolina by a score of 4-2.
With his second shorthanded goal of the campaign, Boyle reaches double-digit markers for the third time in his career. Despite the productive season by his standards, he's likely not worth a look in your fantasy league. Cedric Paquette also found the back of the net in the loss. Jan 28 - 12:21 AM

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Brian Boyle ended a 14-game scoring drought on Tuesday night.

He scored his sixth goal of the season in a 5-3 loss to Washington. Boyle also won five of his seven faceoffs in the match. He's a good role player for the Lightning, but he shouldn't be on your radar in standard leagues.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 11:40:00 AM

Brian Boyle scored a shorthanded goal in Thursday's 5-2 win over Calgary.

He also finished the match with six shots on goal. Boyle has a reputation as a good penalty killer, but that was just his second shorthanded goal of his career. He has seven points in 13 games.
Fri, Nov 7, 2014 08:15:00 AM

Brian Boyle tallied two goals, including the game winner, in a 7-3 blowout of Arizona on Tuesday.

He also won 14 of his 21 faceoffs in the match. Boyle has five points in 10 games this season after he recorded a total of 18 over 82 contests in 2013-14 with the Rangers.
Wed, Oct 29, 2014 12:16:00 PM

Brian Boyle potted his first goal of the season in Monday's 3-2 loss to Edmonton.

He opened the scoring in the contest early in the second period. The towering center has three points in six games with the Lightning this campaign.
Tue, Oct 21, 2014 10:13:00 AM

Brian Boyle is eager to get some work in the preseason with Tampa Bay.

"I'm excited to play in an exhibition game so hopefully I can make a couple of mistakes and learn from the standpoint of the coaches and the way we go about trying to put it into play," Boyle said. "It's going to be a work in progress, but as far as getting into an exhibition game, I'm not as concerned about when because I played a lot of games last year, so I want to be 100 percent ready." Boyle inked a three-year deal with the Lightning in the summer after playing the last five seasons of his career with the New York Rangers. He's expected to be in the lineup for Friday's exhibition match against Dallas.
Fri, Sep 26, 2014 09:51:00 AM

Brian Boyle is expected to replace Nate Thompson, who was traded to the Ducks, on Tampa Bay's fourth line.

The defensive-minded center will also get a position on the club's penalty kill, so he'll basically have the same role he had with the New York Rangers. Boyle will add some size to the Lightning's forward group and he's eager to help them reach the next level.
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 10:35:00 AM

Brian Boyle has signed a three-year, $6 million contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Boyle had 18 points and 56 penalty minutes in 82 games with the New York Rangers in 2013-14. He's a solid bottom-six forward, but he doesn't have much value in standard fantasy league.
Tue, Jul 1, 2014 05:32:00 PM

The Jets are among the teams that have talked with Brian Boyle.

Boyle is set to become an unrestricted free agent July 1. He earned $1.8 million last season, and should be due for a raise, which makes it tough to gauge whether the Rangers will be able to re-sign him. Boyle is a great penalty killer and bottom-six player who seems to raise his game even more in the playoffs.
Sat, Jun 28, 2014 07:15:00 PM

Brian Boyle will probably test the unrestricted free agent waters this summer.

Boyle has been informed that he will serve as a fourth liner if he re-signs with the New York Rangers and he would like to play a bigger role going forward. He had 18 points and 56 penalty minutes in 82 contests in 2013-14.
Tue, Jun 17, 2014 10:56:00 AM

Brian Boyle will have a lot of teams wanting his services as he becomes an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

Boyle played on the fourth line with the Rangers and while very successful in that role, he would welcome the opportunity to move up the depth chart, either on the Rangers or another team. He should get in the range of a three-year deal with about $10 million.
Source: NY Post
Mon, Jun 16, 2014 08:28:00 AM

Brian Boyle, eligible for unrestricted free agency in July, would be a wise addition to the Vancouver Canucks, according to Vancouver Province writer Tony Gallagher.

"Boyle’s coming off a three-year deal with an annual average value of $1.7 million US, and will no question be able to garner even more cash given the way he has performed during these playoffs, with his (eight) points in a fourth-line role," Gallagher writes. "And whether Vancouver would plan to use the 6-foot-7, 245-pound forward in the middle or more likely on the wing, it’s certainly a way to improve your size and take steps towards improving your fourth line if the fellow from Hingham, Mass., would consider coming to Canada. . .If there’s room to be spending in this area of the team, Boyle would certainly turn the owner’s crank with his size and snarl, given he also appears to have the ability to play a little bit as well.
Sat, Jun 14, 2014 10:27:00 AM

Brian Boyle’s shorthanded goal late in the second period helped guide the Rangers to double overtime, but New York ultimately conceded the Stanley Cup Friday night in a 3-2 2OT loss in Los Angeles.

Boyle and the Rangers fought back hard after dropping the first three games of the series. They were sensational in Game 4, and had plenty of chances to win Game 5 to force a Game 6 on Friday night. The Rangers came up short in a thrilling double overtime encounter, but they have a lot to be proud of after their longest playoff run since 1994.
Sat, Jun 14, 2014 12:53:00 AM

Brian Boyle is eligible for unrestricted free agency in July and he understands that the Stanley Cup Final may conclude his time with the Rangers.

"I've talked about it a lot," he said. "I want to stay. I've said that a lot of times. I don't know what's going to happen, so I'm trying to enjoy this now." Boyle is a fourth-line player and a solid penalty killer, but he hasn't contributed much offensively since 2010-11 when he registered 21 goals and 35 points in 82 games.
Thu, Jun 5, 2014 09:30:00 AM

The New York Rangers have been outstanding in the last two series on the penalty kill.

The Rangers allowed only one power play goal to the Canadiens in 19 opportunities and are 39-41 in their last 13 games. "It's been big" Brian Boyle said. "Special teams are big in the playoffs. It's just all the things we harp on. If you make one little mistake it can compound into big things, especially when you're down a man. We've done a pretty good job of being focused and aggressive." Boyle has teamed up with Carl Hagelin to form one of the Rangers penalty killing units up front.
Source: NY Post
Mon, Jun 2, 2014 09:21:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Steve Stamkos
2Tyler Johnson
3Valtteri Filppula
4Brian Boyle
5Cedric Paquette
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Jonathan Drouin
3Alex Killorn
4Brenden Morrow
RW1Ryan Callahan
2Nikita Kucherov
3Brett Connolly
4J.T. Brown
D1Victor Hedman
2Jason Garrison
3Matt Carle
4Anton Stralman
5Radko Gudas
6Andrej Sustr
7Mark Barberio
8Nikita Nesterov
9Mattias Ohlund
10Luke Witkowski
G1Ben Bishop
2Evgeni Nabokov