Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Dan Boyle
Dan Boyle played Tier II Junior A hockey with the Gloucester Rangers before accepting a scholarship at the University of Miami-Ohio in 1994-95 where he scored 26 points as a freshman in the NCAA. After scoring 27 points the following year, he then scored 11 goals and 54 points in 1996-97 and was subsequently named both a CCHA First Team All-Star and a NCAA West First Team All-American. In 1997-98, Boyle scored 14 goals and 40 points and was again named both a CCHA First Team All-Star and a NCAA West First Team All-American.

On March 30, 1998, Boyle signed a free agent contract with the Florida Panthers. In that 1998-99 campaign, Boyle began his pro career and scored 42 points in 53 games with the AHL's Kentucky Thoroughblades. He started in the mid-season AHL All-Star Game and was named an AHL Second Team All-Star and later that season made his NHL debut in a game against the St. Louis Blues.

In 2000-01, Boyle earned a full-time roster spot with the Panthers, appearing in 69 games, scoring four goals and 22 points. Boyle would subsequently be dealt to the Tampa Bay Lightning where he has been quarterbacking the power play and been an offensive force from the back end.

Comming off a career year offensively in 2002-03 with 53 points (13-40-53), Boyle was instrumental in the club's run to the 2004 Stanley Cup title and was a key contributor in Canada's silver medal performance at the 2005 World Championship.

The puck-moving defenceman had a career year in 2006-07, appearing in 82 games and tallying 20 goals, 43 assists for 63 points. Mid-way through the following season, he signed a multi-year contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

In his first year of his new contract with Tampa, Boyle was hit by a skate when it slipped off a hook in the dressing room after a pre-season game. The freak accident split three tendons in his wrist, and Boyle would only appear in 37 games that season. The club suffered all season long and Boyle was asked to waive his no-trade clause, which he did, allowing a trade to the San Jose Sharks.

Boyle played for the Sharks for six seasons, including two appearances in the 2011 and 2012 Western Conference Final. At the conclusion of the 2013-14 season and Boyle a pending free agent, the Sharks traded his rights to the New York Islanders for a fifth round draft pick.

Boyle did not sign with the Islanders, instead signing with their rival New York Rangers to a two year contract on July 1, 2014.

On the international stage, Boyle was part of the Canadian team that captured gold on home soil at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1991-92 Ottawa South Canadians Minor-ON
1991-92 Gloucester Rangers ON-Jr.A 4 0 1 1
1992-93 Gloucester Rangers ON-Jr.A 55 22 51 73 60 5 0 4 4 12
1993-94 Gloucester Rangers ON-Jr.A 53 27 54 81 155 15 9 17 26 36
1994-95 Miami University Redskins CCHA 35 8 18 26 24
1995-96 Miami University Redskins CCHA 36 7 20 27 70
1996-97 Miami University Redskins CCHA 40 11 43 54 52
1997-98 Miami University RedHawks CCHA 37 14 26 40 58
1998-99 Florida Panthers NHL 22 3 5 8 6 0
1998-99 Kentucky Thoroughblades AHL 53 8 34 42 87 +21 12 3 5 8 16
1999-00 Florida Panthers NHL 13 0 3 3 4 -2
1999-00 Louisville Panthers AHL 58 14 38 52 75 +28 4 0 2 2 8
2000-01 Florida Panthers NHL 69 4 18 22 28 -14
2000-01 Louisville Panthers AHL 6 0 5 5 12 +2
2001-02 Florida Panthers NHL 25 3 3 6 12 -1
2001-02 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 41 5 15 20 27 -15
2002-03 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 77 13 40 53 44 +9 11 0 7 7 6
2003-04 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 78 9 30 39 60 +23 23 2 8 10 16
2004-05 Djurgardens IF Stockholm Sweden 32 9 9 18 47 +4 12 2 3 5 26
2004-05 Canada WC-A 9 0 3 3 6 +4
2005-06 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 79 15 38 53 38 -8 5 1 3 4 6
2005-06 Canada Olympics
2006-07 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 82 20 43 63 62 -5 6 0 1 1 2
2007-08 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 37 4 21 25 57 -29
2008-09 San Jose Sharks NHL 77 16 41 57 52 +6 6 2 2 4 8
2009-10 San Jose Sharks NHL 76 15 43 58 70 +6 15 2 12 14 8
2009-10 Canada Olympics 7 1 5 6 2 +6
2010-11 San Jose Sharks NHL 76 9 41 50 67 +2 18 4 12 16 8
2011-12 San Jose Sharks NHL 81 9 39 48 57 +10 5 0 2 2 4
2012-13 San Jose Sharks NHL 46 7 13 20 27 +3 11 3 5 8 2
2013-14 San Jose Sharks NHL 75 12 24 36 32 -8 7 0 4 4 8
2014-15 New York Rangers NHL 65 9 11 20 20 +18 19 3 7 10 2
2015-16 New York Rangers NHL 74 10 14 24 30 0 4 0 1 1 0
NHL Totals 1093 163 442 605 693 130 17 64 81 70


CCHA First All-Star Team (1997, 1998) NCAA West First All-American Team (1997, 1998) AHL All-Rookie Team (1999) AHL Second All-Star Team (1999, 2000) NHL Second All-Star Team (2007, 2009) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2009, 2011) Signed as a free agent by Florida, March 30, 1998. Traded to Tampa Bay by Florida for Tampa Bay's 5th round pick (Martin Tuma) in 2003 NHL Draft, January 7, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Djurgarden (Sweden), November 14, 2004. Missed majority of 2007-08 due to off-ice wrist injury, September 22, 2007. Traded to San Jose by Tampa Bay with Brad Lukowich for Matt Carle, Ty Wishart, San Jose's 1st round pick (later traded to Ottawa, later traded to NY Islanders, later traded to Columbus, later traded to Anahaim - Anaheim selected Kyle Palmieri) in 2009 NHL Draft and San Jose's 4th round pick (James Mullin) in 2010 NHL Draft, July 4, 2008. Traded to NY Islanders by San Jose for NY Islanders' 5th round pick (Rudolfs Balcers) in 2015 NHL Draft, June 5, 2014. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, July 1, 2014. Officially announced his retirement, October 5, 2016.
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