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Johnny Boychuk | Defenseman

Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (31) / 1/19/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 225
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Johnny Boychuk had an assist in a 3-0 win against the New York Rangers.
Boychuk has recorded at least a point in three of his last five games. He has four goals and 20 points in 33 contests in 2014-15. At this rate, it won't be long before he bests his career-high of 23 points. Jan 14 - 9:27 AM

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Johnny Boychuk scored a goal in the Islanders’ 5-2 loss to Edmonton.

Boychuk also added an assist in the game. The loss snaps New York’s three-game winning streak. The Islanders have been a pleasant surprise this season, but it will be hard for them to digest losing to the worst team in the NHL. The acquisition of Boychuk is paying huge dividends on the Island. The 30-year-old has four goals and 18 points in 28 games this season. He averages around 22:00 minutes of ice time per game.
Jan 5 - 12:19 AM

Johnny Boychuk is back on the Islanders first power play.

Boychuk started the season on the first unit as Lubomir Visnovsky was injured but lately he has been playing on the point with Nick Leddy as the Islanders have been using John Tavares, Kyle Okposo and Brock Nelson up front. Boychuk has three goals and 16 points in 28 games this season. He is a good 3-4 defenseman in deeper pools.
Jan 3 - 9:03 AM

Johnny Boychuk scored the game-winning goal in a 4-3 overtime victory over Washington.

It was Boychuk's first game-winning goal of the 2014-15 campaign and the fifth of his career. He now has three markers and 15 points in 26 contests this season.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 11:24:00 AM

Confirming an earlier report, Johnny Boychuk will indeed return from a nine-game absence on Friday night against the Detroit Red Wings.

Boychuk has been one of the most influencial defensemen this season, through 21 games he has 14 points, 10 PIMs, 33 blocks and 45 hits while averaging over 22 minutes a night. He'll line up on their first unit with Nick Leddy.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 07:04:00 PM

Johnny Boychuk (upper body) has been activated off of the injured reserve list.

Boychuk is expected to play on Friday after missing nine straight contests. He has two goals and 14 points in 21 games this season. With Boychuk and Travis Hamonic now healthy, Matt Donovan will probably be scratched Friday night.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 12:19:00 PM

Johnny Boychuk (upper body) will probably return on Friday.

Boychuk needs to be activated off of the injured reserve, but the Islanders freed up a spot for him by sending Griffin Reinhart to the AHL and moving Michael Grabner to the IR list. Boychuk has two goals and 14 points in 21 contests in 2014-15.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 11:18:00 AM

Johnny Boychuk (upper body) practiced with the Islanders Friday.

He has not played since November 27. The Islanders could use his offense back in their lineup as he has 14 points in 21 games. Stay tuned.
Sat, Dec 13, 2014 09:31:00 AM

Johnny Boychuk (upper body) and Travis Hamonic (upper body) will not be returning to the Islanders blueline for a while according to coach Jack Capuano.

Boychuk, who was acquired from the Boston Bruins before the start of the season, got off to an outstanding offensive start and had two goals and 14 points in 21 games before the injury occurred on November 27. Reserve him if you can.
Sat, Dec 6, 2014 08:31:00 AM

Johnny Boychuk (upper body) has been placed on the injured reserve list.

The move is retroactive Nov. 27, so this really doesn't tell us anything about the severity of Boychuk's injury. He has two goals and 14 points in 21 contests in 2014-15.
Wed, Dec 3, 2014 10:39:00 AM

Johnny Boychuk and Lubomir Visnovsky will sit out Tuesday night's game against Ottawa with upper body injuries.

The severity isn't known, but the Islanders don't appear to be too worried. In fact, Boychuk is expected to play Thursday. We'll keep you posted in the meantime.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 06:15:00 PM

Johnny Boychuk will be on the sidelines once again Saturday night versus the Devils.

After sustaining an upper-body injury, Boychuk will miss his third game of the year Saturday. Boychuk has been one of the bright spots for a young and promising Islanders team this season, posting two goals and 12 assists to date. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Sat, Nov 29, 2014 07:00:00 PM

Johnny Boychuk has sustained an upper-body injury.

Boychuk won't play on Friday and should be considered day-to-day beyond that. He's been an important part of the Islanders' success this season with two goals, 12 assists, and a plus-seven rating in 21 games. He's been averaging 22:09 minutes per contest.
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 04:18:00 PM

Johnny Boychuk could become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season as he is not ready to talk about a new contract.

While Boychuk is enjoying himself on the Island, he wants to make sure that his family enjoys it as well as his wife and twin daughters who are 11 months old, just moved from Boston last month. "I just want to see how my family is going to like it down here," Boychuk said. "It's all very different to me." We are unsure about how much say his daughters will have. Boychuk turns 31 in January and with two goals and 13 points in 19 games, now may be the best time to strike while he is still hot.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 09:11:00 AM

Johnny Boychuk was able to fully participate in Thursday's practice.

Boychuk missed part of Tuesday's contest due to a leg injury, but he returned before its conclusion. He shouldn't have a problem playing on Friday.
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 11:17:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1John Tavares
2Mikhail Grabovski
3Frans Nielsen
4Ryan Strome
5Casey Cizikas
6Anders Lee
LW1Michael Grabner
2Matt Martin
3Eric Boulton
4Brock Nelson
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Nikolay Kulemin
3Josh Bailey
4Cal Clutterbuck
D1Lubomir Visnovsky
2Johnny Boychuk
3Nick Leddy
4Calvin De Haan
5Travis Hamonic
6Thomas Hickey
7Matt Carkner
8Brian Strait
9Matt Donovan
G1Jaroslav Halak
2Chad Johnson