Brian Boyle: 2014 Top UFA

Brian Boyle —

Status: Unrestricted Free Agent

Position: C     Shoots: Left
DOB: Dec. 18
Height: 6’7     Weight: 244
 
Selected by: Los Angeles   Round: 1   Overall: 26th   Year: 2003 NHL Entry Draft
 
Brian Boyle played this past season (2013-14) in the National Hockey League for the New York Rangers.
 

Brian Boyle is a seven year professional.  His best scoring season was in 2010-11 where he had 21 goals and 14 assists for 35 points for the New York Rangers.  Boyle is big strong grinding forward with decent puck skills and a solid work ethic.  He’s turned himself into a good 3rd/4th line center that can kill penalties and take on the top offensive center-men in the league.  He is also versatile being able to play wing and center.  At 29 years old he is in his prime and would be a good acquisition for any NHL team.  

 
2013-14 stat line:

Games: 82  G: 6   A: 12   Pts: 18   Pim: 56   Plus/Minus: +1

Salary:

Brian Boyle is coming off a 3 year 5.1 million dollar contract with an average cap hit of $1,700,000 per season.

Hockey Achievements:

1.  2004–05 Hockey East All-Tournament Team

2.  2004–05 Hockey East Tournament MVP

3.  2005-06 AHCA 2nd Team All American

4.  2006-07 AHCA 1st Team All American

5.  2007-08 AHL All-Rookie Team

NHL teams are allowed to contact pending UFA’s on June 24th but cannot sign any UFA’s until July 1st aka “Free Agent Frenzy”.

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Mitch Kasprick (864 Posts)

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