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Johnny Boychuk | Defenseman | #55

Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (32) / 1/19/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 227
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 2 (61) / COL
Contract: view contract details

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Johnny Boychuk will be a healthy scratch for Sunday's season finale against Philadelphia.
Boychuk matched his career high in goals in 2015-16, recording nine goals and 25 points with 140 blocks and 149 hits over 70 games. The veteran has been everything and more New York could've asked for. He's posted 18 goals and 60 points in two seasons with them, nearly matching the 19 goals and 75 points he recorded in six seasons in Boston. Apr 10 - 6:15 PM

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Johnny Boychuk replaced the injured Travis Hamonic's spot on the Islanders top defense pairing alongside Nick Leddy.

Coach Jack Capuano was looking for experience so Boychuk got the call. He has eight goals and 24 points this season with a plus-12 rating so Boychuk has some fantasy value in deeper pools.
Apr 3 - 7:34 AM

Johnny Boychuk scored two goals in Sunday's 6-4 win over the New York Rangers.

What a crazy first period between these two teams. The Islanders jumped out to 3-0 and 4-3 leads in the opening 20 minutes. Boychuk scored both of his goals in the first frame. Brock Nelson, Kyle Okposo, Cal Clutterbuck and Frans Nielsen also found the back of the net for the Islanders. Boychuk has seven goals, 21 points and a plus-16 rating in 52 games this season.
Mar 6 - 8:10 PM

Johnny Boychuk and Nick Leddy are turning into a nice duo on the blueline.

The pair did not click at the beginning but things have changed of late. "Johnny’s just hard-nosed, get-the-job-done, and obviously he has a good shot. He’s got a great presence about him," John Tavares said. "And Leds can skate his way through anything. He can create open ice that way and he’s been getting some really good looks lately. He’s been finding the net. They’ve been big for us." Neither has been a fantasy gem this season but the pairing certainly help poolies who have an Islanders goaltender.
Feb 15 - 7:01 AM

Johnny Boychuk scored in Sunday's blowout win over the Edmonton Oilers.

Boychuk got the party started, as he opened the scoring with a slap shot from the point. This was the 32-year-old's second game back from injury after he missed 11 games because of an upper-body injury. He has four goals and 15 points in 40 games in 2015-16. The Islanders defense is much better with him than without him.
Feb 8 - 9:11 AM

As expected, Johnny Boychuk made his return from a shoulder injury on Saturday.

Boychuk logged 16:52 minutes of ice time and received a minor penalty in the Islanders' 5-1 loss to Detroit. He had been sidelined for 11 straight games. Boychuk skated alongside Nick Leddy, which was previously Brian Strait's role. "Coming back after that layoff against a real fast team like this, I thought he played well," Islanders coach Jack Capuano said of Boychuk.
Feb 7 - 6:02 AM

Johnny Boychuk (upper body) is expected to return on Saturday.

Boychuk was able to fully participate in Friday's practice. He last played on Dec. 31. Prior to the injury, Boychuk scored three goals and 14 points in 38 contests.
Feb 6 - 5:09 AM

Johnny Boychuk (upper body) may return as early as Thursday night.

However, it may be more likely that his first game back from an upper-body injury will come this weekend. Boychuk hasn't played since Dec. 31 due to the ailment.
Feb 2 - 10:53 AM

Johnny Boychuk (upper body) could return to the lineup soon.

Islanders coach Jack Capuano will have a conversation with his team's trainers before deciding when Boychuk would return. The 32-year-old has yet to play in 2016. Boychuk has three goals and 14 points in 38 games this season. Scott Mayfield is with the team in case Boychuk can't suit up in the near future.
Feb 2 - 9:02 AM

Johnny Boychuk (upper body) was on the ice during the Islanders' practice on Monday.

Boychuk might be able to return soon after the All-Star break. "Just to see him out there, for me it’s a breath of fresh air, I’m sure for him, being around the guys and for us, knowing that his time is not too far away," Capuano said of Boychuk. "Now you just want to make sure that you condition yourself and that you get healthy and then we’ll re-evaluate him after the break." Boychuk last played on Dec. 31.
Jan 27 - 9:20 AM

Johnny Boychuk (upper body) will not return before the All-Star break.

That's not shocking given that Boychuk's original four-to-six week timetable gave him a projected return date of late January to mid February. Now we just know that the absolute best case scenario won't play out. Boychuk has three goals and 14 points in 38 contests in 2015-16.
Jan 20 - 12:14 PM

Johnny Boychuk (upper body) will be out of action for four-to-six weeks.

It's believed that he has a shoulder injury, but he won't require surgery. Boychuk has three goals and 14 points in 38 games this season.
Jan 4 - 3:27 PM

Johnny Gaudreau (upper body) will be checked out by team doctors on Sunday or Monday.

The injury is thought to be to his left shoulder but more will be known soon. He has already been placed on the injured reserve list. Boychuk has three goals and 11 assists with a plus-nine rating this season.
Jan 3 - 10:43 AM

Johnny Boychuk has been placed on the injured reserve list with an upper-body injury.

Boychuk was hurt when he slammed into the boards shoulder-first during Thursday's game. The extent and details of his injury aren't known, but we should get more information after he's evaluated by doctors next week.
Jan 1 - 11:20 AM

Johnny Boychuk left Thursday's game against Buffalo because of an upper-body injury.

Boychuk went to the locker room after being slammed into the boards shoulder-first. He's considered day-to-day.
Thu, Dec 31, 2015 08:57:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1John Tavares
2Frans Nielsen
3Mikhail Grabovski
4Casey Cizikas
5Alan Quine
6James Wright
LW1Brock Nelson
2Anders Lee
3Nikolay Kulemin
4Matt Martin
5Shane Prince
6Eric Boulton
7Michael Dal Colle
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Josh Bailey
3Ryan Strome
4Cal Clutterbuck
5Steve Bernier
D1Johnny Boychuk
2Nick Leddy
3Travis Hamonic
4Calvin de Haan
5Marek Zidlicky
6Thomas Hickey
7Brian Strait
8Scott Mayfield
9Adam Pelech
10Ryan Pulock
G1Thomas Greiss
2Jaroslav Halak
3Jean-Francois Berube