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Dan Boyle | Defenseman

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (38) / 7/12/1976
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 190
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Dan Boyle isn't going to change the way he plays in New York.
"They got me for a reason," he said. "I'm not going to re-invent myself; they know what they're getting." The veteran defenseman will add experience, mobility, offense and a right-handed shot to the Rangers' blueline. Boyle will also be expected to help New York's power play, which ranked 15th in the league (18.2%) last year. Aug 11 - 12:54 PM

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One of the reasons Dan Boyle decided to sign with the New York Rangers was the prospect of being reunited with Martin St. Louis.

"It was a big factor," Boyle said. "Him and I kept in touch. Unfortunately, with the passing of his mom, we talked through that. Him going to the Final, me being a UFA. We kept in touch. I'm not going to be the oldest guy on the team, that's also why I wanted to go. Marty is definitely a big reason. Him and I have had similar careers. it's a great opportunity to play with him." Boyle and St. Louis won the Stanley Cup as members of the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2004. Boyle was also interested in playing for an Original Six team after previously playing in non-traditional markets.
Jul 7 - 9:16 PM

The Rangers have signed Dan Boyle to a two-year, $9 million contract.

This is a very good signing by the Rangers who desperately needed to improve their power play. Boyle will certainly help in that regard as he will man the point on the team's top unit. We expect Boyle to register 40-50 points this upcoming season, which will make him a top 25 defenseman from a fantasy perspective. In addition, Boyle got a no-movement clause in his deal so he will be in the Big Apple through the 2016-2017 campaign.
Jul 1 - 12:47 PM

Dan Boyle would consider a return to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

"At this point Dan is going to be open to all options," said his agent George Bazos. "All I can say I know he loves it down there. Winning the Cup and everything down there could be one of the highlights of his career." Boyle, who still owns property in the area, played with Tampa Bay for parts of six seasons after he was traded from Florida during 2001-02.
Jun 26 - 5:53 PM

You can count the Detroit Red Wings among the teams that are interested in Dan Boyle.

Getting Boyle would help round out the Red Wings' defense given that Kyle Quincey isn't expected to re-sign. As previously noted, Boyle is looking for a two-year deal.
Jun 25 - 4:30 PM

The New York Rangers and Toronto Maple Leafs are reportedly interested in Dan Boyle.

Boyle is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. The Maple Leafs' interest is being termed as "serious" while the Rangers might view him as a fallback option if they can't re-sign Anton Stralman. Either way, Boyle is seeking a two-year deal.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 25 - 2:10 PM

Although the New York Islanders are now shopping Dan Boyle's rights, the defenseman hasn't ruled out the possibility of ultimately signing with them.

"Garth's done a great job, he's kept us abreast of everything along the way, we understand he's got to protect his interests," Boyle's agent, George Bazos said, referring to Islanders GM Garth Snow. "That being said, we haven't closed the door on talking to them. The Islanders gave Dan a lot to think about." The Islanders acquired Boyle's rights from San Jose for a conditional fifth round pick that will be upgraded to a fourth rounder if he signs with them. Boyle can become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 18 - 1:35 PM

The New York Islanders are shopping the negotiating rights to defenseman Dan Boyle.

The Islanders acquired Boyle's rights from the San Jose Sharks, but they haven't been able to convince him to sign with them so far. Boyle is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.
Jun 18 - 12:57 PM

Dan Boyle's agent said his client doesn't have a timetable when it comes to when he'll make his intentions known to the Islanders.

New York acquired Boyle's rights from San Jose in the hope of signing him before he becomes an unrestricted free agent on July 1. The Islanders might attempt to trade him again if they can't ink him in the next week or so.
Jun 13 - 4:47 PM

Dan Boyle is reportedly interested in signing with Toronto.

Darren Dreger of TSN reports: "The Toronto Maple Leafs are high on Dan Boyle's list. ... Boyle wants a two-year deal, and the money might be more than the Leafs are willing to pay but they definitely have interest." He's expected to tell the Islanders his intentions at some point this week, but he appears to be leaning towards testing the open market.
Source: TSN.ca
Jun 12 - 4:06 PM

Dan Boyle will reportedly inform the Islanders of his plans by the end of the week.

It seems a longshot that Boyle will want to sign with the Isles despite the fact the team gave up a conditional 5th round pick to acquire his rights since the veteran blueliner has sights set on playing with a contender to close out his career. Look for him to test the free agents waters on July 1st.
Jun 10 - 10:46 PM

There's reportedly "a very slim to no chance" that Dan Boyle signs with the New York Islanders.

Andy Strickland reports that the veteran defenseman wants to play for a contending squad at this stage in his career. However, he still plans to give New York a fair look before he is able to test the market on July 1. The Islanders acquired Boyle's rights from San Jose for a conditional 2015 fifth-round draft pick last week.
Jun 9 - 1:43 PM

Dan Boyle's agent, George Bazos, said that Islanders GM Garth Snow has spoken with him and the veteran defenseman he represents.

"We're all just at the beginning stages of everything," Bazos said. "I can say Dan originally was willing to keep all options open. Obviously the Islanders are a young, fast, exciting team. But until we really start to talk more in-depth, it'd be impossible to categorize that." New York is obviously hoping to sign him before he can become an unrestricted free agent in July, but until the trade was announced Boyle didn't even know the Islanders were interested in him. The trade for his negotiation rights was struck on Thursday afternoon.
Jun 6 - 9:53 AM

The New York Islanders have acquired Dan Boyle's rights from San Jose for a conditional 2015 5th-round draft pick.

The selection becomes a 4th rounder if Boyle signs. The Sharks announced that they wouldn't be bringing back Boyle about a month ago and he can become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. The veteran defenseman recorded 12 goals and 36 points in 75 games this past season.
Jun 5 - 4:16 PM

Dan Boyle said San Jose's decision to let him walk as a free agent was "devastating."

"I've been here for six years, and I was clear that I wanted to be back here," he said. "I loved it here. Pretty tough news to take, but when you lose the way we did, you figured changes would need to be made." The veteran defenseman said he was expecting it "a little bit," but it obviously didn't help soften the blow very much. He amassed 68 goals and 269 points in 431 games as a Shark, including 12 goals and 36 points in 75 contests last season. Boyle shouldn't have a problem finding interested suitors as an unrestricted free agent on July 1.
May 20 - 11:16 AM

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