|Born||December 18, 1984 |
Hingham, MA, USA
|Height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Weight||244 lb (111 kg; 17 st 6 lb)|
|Tampa Bay Lightning|
Los Angeles Kings
New York Rangers
|NHL Draft||26th overall, 2003|
Los Angeles Kings
Brian Boyle (born Brian Paul Boyle on December 18, 1984) is an American professional ice hockey forward for the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League (NHL).
Playing Career[edit | edit source]
Brian was drafted in the first round (26th overall) by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.
He played four seasons at Boston College before making his professional debut with the Kings' American Hockey League affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs in 2007.
In the 2007–08 season, he made his NHL debut with the Kings against the New Jersey Devils on February 2, 2008.
During that same night, Brian scored his first NHL goal that same night against Martin Brodeur in a 6-3 defeat. He scored four goals in his first seven NHL games, three in his first four.
At the 2009 NHL Entry Draft on June 27, 2009, Brian was traded by the Kings to the New York Rangers for a 3rd round pick in 2010.
Earlier in the same series, Ottawa defenceman Matt Carkner received a one-game suspension for repeatedly punching Brian in the face while he was down against the side boards.
On July 1, 2014, Brian left the Rangers after five seasons and signed a three-year, $6 million contract as a free agent with the Tampa Bay Lightning.
He changed his sweater number from number 22, which he wore with both the Kings and Rangers, to number 11 out of respect to his best friend and former college hockey player who died that summer.
On December 12, 2015, he skated in his 500th career NHL game in a 1-2 Lightning loss to the visiting Washington Capitals.
Career Statistics[edit | edit source]
|2007–08||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||8||4||1||5||4||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||28||4||1||5||42||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||New York Rangers||NHL||71||4||2||6||47||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||New York Rangers||NHL||82||21||14||35||74||5||0||0||0||6|
|2011–12||New York Rangers||NHL||82||11||15||26||59||17||3||3||6||15|
|2012–13||New York Rangers||NHL||38||2||3||5||29||11||3||2||5||2|
|2013–14||New York Rangers||NHL||82||6||12||18||56||25||3||5||8||19|
|2014–15||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||82||15||9||24||54||25||1||1||2||10|
Awards & Achievements[edit | edit source]
- 2004–05 HE All-Tournament Team
- 2004–05 HE Tournament MVP
- All-Hockey East First Team (2005–06)
- All-Hockey East First Team (2006–07)
- 2007–08 AHL All-Rookie Team
Personal Life[edit | edit source]
Bryan attended St. Sebastian's School in Needham, Massachusetts for high school before attending Boston College.
His younger brother Timothy was drafted in the fourth round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft by the Ottawa Senators.