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Brian Boyle | Center

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (29) / 12/18/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 244
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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. Aug 5 - 10:35 AM

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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.
Jul 1 - 5:32 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.
Jun 28 - 7:15 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.
Jun 17 - 10:56 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
Jun 16 - 8:28 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.
Jun 14 - 10:27 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.
Jun 14 - 12:53 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.
Jun 5 - 9:30 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
Jun 2 - 9:21 AM

Brian Boyle was outstanding on the penalty kill Sunday and managed to set up the first goal as well.

The six foot, seven inch center, has been the Rangers best penalty killer and that was the case on Sunday as well as the Canadiens had only one goal in nine chances, while Boyle set up Carl Hagelin for a shorthanded goal. Boyle now has three assists and five points in the post-season but his work defensively should garner him a nice contract in the off-season as he enters free agency.
Source: NY Post
May 26 - 8:38 AM

Brian Boyle scored his second goal of the postseason as part of Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Penguins in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference Semi-Final.

Boyle opened the scoring with the only goal of the first period in what was a superb effort from the gritty forward. Veteran Brad Richards scored what would ultimately be the game-winner when he buried his fourth of the playoffs with the man advantage in the second frame.
May 13 - 9:50 PM

Brian Boyle's empty net goal Sunday sealed a 4-2 win for the Rangers.

It was Boyle's first goal in the post-season and it couldn't have come at a better time as the Rangers now have a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series. Boyle is a bottom six forward so his goal is a nice gift for poolies who selected him very late in drafts.
Apr 28 - 7:35 AM

Brian Boyle had the winner in the Rangers 3-0 win over Detroit Sunday.

It was Boyle's fifth goal of the season but his fantasy value is negligible. He did have 21 goals and 35 points in 2010-11 but that was a long time ago.
Mar 10 - 8:25 AM

Brian Boyle scored a goal in the Rangers' 4-3 loss on Monday.

Boyle has scored in back-to-back games, but that gives him just three markers this season. He's a superb player on the draw, but he doesn't have any fantasy value in standard leagues.
Source: NY Post
Jan 7 - 11:05 AM

Brian Boyle, at center throughout camp and in preseason play, likely will shift to wing for at least one of the Rangers' upcoming games.

Rangers coach Alain Vigneault says he's liked what he's seen from Boyle at center but wants to also see what he looks like on the wing, at least for one or two preseason games. Boyle had a poor 2013 season, with a mere five points and a minus-13 rating. Vigneault will try to determine if Boyle's value can increase as a winger. Boyle was productive in 2010-11, with 21 goals and 35 points in 82 games.
Source: NY Post
Sat, Sep 21, 2013 10:07:00 AM

Depth Charts

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