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Dan Boyle | Defenseman

Team: San Jose Sharks
Age / DOB:  (37) / 7/12/1976
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 190
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Sharks coach Todd McLellan has been encouraged by Dan Boyle's recent offensive outburst.
Boyle has recorded a point in each of his last five games and has found the back of the net in three straight contests. "Boyler's starting to look like Dan Boyle. I don’t know what you guys think, but he sure does to me, and that's good timing," McLellan said. Boyle hasn't exactly had a bad season, even if this is one of the worst in his career from an offensive perspective. He has 11 goals and 32 points in 70 games in 2013-14. Apr 3 - 11:31 AM

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Dan Boyle scored a goal and registered an assist in San Jose's 5-4 win over Edmonton Tuesday night.

Boyle extended his goal streak to three games after going 29 games without a goal. He also has a five-game point streak. Brent Burns also had a strong night with a goal and an assist, while Joe Thornton added two helpers in the win. Andrew Desjardins, Tommy Wingels and Patrick Marleau also scored for the Sharks.
Apr 2 - 3:37 AM

Dan Boyle scored a goal in San Jose's 4-3 loss to Winnipeg Thursday night.

Boyle gave the Sharks a 1-0 lead 1:57 into the first period when he ended a 29-game drought with his ninth goal. He also has 21 assists with minus-5 rating in 68 games this season. Logan Couture and Brent Burns also scored for the Sharks, while Martin Havlat and James Sheppard both registered two assists in the loss.
Mar 28 - 3:59 AM

Dan Boyle is looking for a long-term deal but the San Jose Sharks want to sign him to a series of one-year deals.

Boyle is 37 and the collective bargaining agreement makes it harder to sign a player once he turns 35 as the team must count the whole contract against the salary cap if a player retires, something that does not occur if the player signs before he is 35. Boyle becomes a UFA at the end of the season and his name apparently comes up in trade talks as other teams are inquiring about him. He has eight goals and 25 points in 57 games.
Mar 3 - 9:58 AM

Dan Boyle pitched in two helpers in the Sharks’ 4-2 loss to Buffalo on Friday night.

Boyle now has eight goals and 25 points through 54 games.
Feb 28 - 9:47 PM

Dan Boyle has been playing with a thumb injury for the last five games.

The Olympic break comes at a great time for Boyle who has had a tough go of it this season. Boyle suffered a concussion and now admits he came back too early from the October 15 injury as he only sat out seven games. He has eight goals and 22 points this season but has only one helper in his last 14 games.
Feb 9 - 9:03 AM

The San Jose Sharks are still negotiating a contract extension with Dan Boyle.

The Sharks locked up Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau to three-year extensions on Friday, which makes Boyle their last remaining major player that's scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. At 37, Boyle is older than Marleau and Thornton, so he isn't expected to get the same type of contract. Still, the Sharks have plenty of cap space left to sign him to a short-term agreement.
Jan 24 - 5:03 PM

Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle says he has suffered sleep deprivation, balance issues and a general lack of energy after a hit from behind in St. Louis that left him unconscious for six minutes.

"In hindsight, you see guys that don't even get knocked out and they're gone for two or three months," Boyle said Friday. "In hindsight -- and it wasn't the team that was forcing me, it was all me -- it would have been a good idea for me to stay away a little longer." Boyle missed seven games spread over two weeks after being driven face-first into the lip of the boards by St. Louis Blues forward Maxim Lapierre on Oct. 15. Lapierre missed his next five games as the NHL suspended him for the illegal and dangerous hit. "He (Boyle) had to fight through a lot," coach Todd McLellan said. "I do think he's beyond that now, that he's recovered and it's showing in his play. He's starting to sharpen up again and get back to the player he was early in the year."
Jan 18 - 11:53 AM

Dan Boyle had two assists in the Sharks' 3-2 shootout loss to the Islanders.

Boyle has five goals and 14 points in 24 games this season. He's numbers have obviously been skewed downward due to an upper-body injury, but now that he's healthy, he's back to being one of the best offensive defensemen in the league.
Wed, Dec 11, 2013 11:07:00 AM

Dan Boyle had two assists in San Jose's 4-2 win over Toronto on Tuesday.

Boyle had a five-game point drought, but he's followed it up with three assists in three contests. He's already missed seven games earlier this season with an upper-body injury, but he's still a decent bet to reach the 40-point mark in 2013-14.
Wed, Dec 4, 2013 10:46:00 AM

Dan Boyle scored a goal and registered an assist to lead the Sharks to a 2-1 OT victory over the Canucks Thursday night.

After Boyle helped tie the game late in regulation by missing an open shot, the veteran defenseman made no mistake when he got another chance in overtime. Boyle won it by scoring a power-play goal with 2:22 remaining in overtime. Boyle now has five goals and four assists in 12 games. Rookie Tomas Hertl continued his strong season with a goal for the Sharks.
Fri, Nov 15, 2013 03:58:00 AM

Dan Boyle scored two power play goals on Sunday.

The defenseman now has four goals and six points in 10 games this season as he missed 16 days as a result of a hit from behind courtesy of Maxim Lapierre. Boyle was minus-three on Sunday and is currently even on the season.
Mon, Nov 11, 2013 09:59:00 AM

San Jose Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle played exceptionally well in Saturday's shootout loss to the Phoenix Coyotes.

He played in a little over 22 minutes, generated six SOG (which included one power-play goal) and generally looked better than he did in only getting two points in his first six games of 2013-14. If someone dropped him because of his injury, scoop him up now. He told that he felt off, though.
Sun, Nov 3, 2013 11:34:00 AM

Dan Boyle will return to the lineup Saturday night when San Jose hosts Phoenix.

He was injured back on Oct. 17 after he took a hit from behind from Maxim Lapierre. Matt Irwin appears as though he will be a healthy scratch. Boyle has two points and a plus-2 rating in six games. Feel free to activate him if you normally would.
Sat, Nov 2, 2013 02:52:00 PM

Dan Boyle (upper body) feels ready to return to the Sharks' lineup.

Boyle has missed seven games since he was hit from behind by St. Louis' Maxim Lapierre. "I've been skating so, yeah, it's pretty much [the coach's] decision at this point," Boyle said. "I've informed them where I'm at, and now it's up to them." With this in mind, he'll probably play on Saturday. It's worth adding that he's also expressed some concerns that he might "be a little tentative" when he returned because he's suffered a similar injury in the past.
Fri, Nov 1, 2013 05:02:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Joe Thornton
2Logan Couture
3Matthew Nieto
4Andrew Desjardins
LW1Patrick Marleau
2Joe Pavelski
3Tomas Hertl
4Raffi Torres
5James Sheppard
6Mike Brown
7Bracken Kearns
RW1Brent Burns
2Tommy Wingels
3Martin Havlat
4Tyler Kennedy
5Adam Burish
6Eriah Hayes
D1Dan Boyle
2Marc-Edouard Vlasic
3Justin Braun
4Jason Demers
5Brad Stuart
6Matt Irwin
7Scott Hannan
8Taylor Doherty
9Matt Tennyson
G1Antti Niemi
2Alex Stalock