Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Johnny Boychuk
Johnny Boychuk was born January 19, 1984 in Edmonton, Alberta. The Avalanche's second round, 61st overall selection in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, Boychuk honed his skills in the Western Hockey League with the Calgary Hitmen and the Moose Jaw Warriors.

A hard hitting defenseman, Boychuk capped off his four year stint in the WHL by helping the Warriors to a franchise-best 41 win season. He made his professional hockey debut the following season with the Avalanche's AHL affiliate in Hershey. After stops in Lowell and Albany, Boychuk appeared in 60 games with the Lake Erie Monsters and suited in four NHL games with the Colorado Avalanche.

In the summer of 2008, Boychuck's stint in Colorado came to an end when the club dealt the Edmonton, Alberta native to the Boston Bruins for Matt Hendricks on June 24, 2008.

In Boston, Boychuk became a reliable defender and his hard-hitting style made him a favorite amongst the Bruins faithful.

During the 2011 playoffs, Boychuk helped the Bruins to the club's first Stanley Cup championship since 1972. After surviving a first round scare from the Montreal Canadiens, the Bruins steamrolled over the Philadelphia Flyers and endured a seven game battle with the Tampa Bay Lightning en route to the Stanley Cup Final where they would take on the powerful Vancouver Canucks.

The Bruins would defeat the Canucks in a classic seven game series, with Boychuk contributing solid play on the back end.

Prior to the 2014-15 season, Boychuck was traded to the New York Islanders for two second round picks and one third round pick. After being traded, he signed a seven year contract with the Islanders on March 12, 2015.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1998-99 Edmonton United Cycle AMBHL 36 8 20 28 59
1999-00 Edmonton United Cycle AMHL 35 6 17 23 59
1999-00 Calgary Hitmen WHL 1 0 0 0 0 -1
2000-01 Calgary Hitmen WHL 66 4 8 12 61 +18 12 1 1 2 17
2001-02 Calgary Hitmen WHL 70 8 32 40 85 +12 7 1 1 2 6
2001-02 Canada WJ18-A 5 1 0 1 8 +9
2002-03 Calgary Hitmen WHL 40 8 18 26 58 +5
2002-03 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 27 5 17 22 32 +20 13 2 6 8 29
2003-04 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 62 13 20 33 71 +9 10 1 9 10 9
2004-05 Hershey Bears AHL 80 3 12 15 69 +13
2005-06 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 74 6 26 32 73 -18
2006-07 Albany River Rats AHL 80 10 18 28 125 -8 5 1 1 2 4
2007-08 Colorado Avalanche NHL 4 0 0 0 0 +1
2007-08 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 60 8 18 26 63 -6
2008-09 Boston Bruins NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
2008-09 Providence Bruins AHL 78 20 46 66 61 +19 16 3 5 8 19
2009-10 Boston Bruins NHL 51 5 10 15 43 +10 13 2 4 6 6
2009-10 Providence Bruins AHL 2 1 0 1 0 0
2010-11 Boston Bruins NHL 69 3 13 16 45 +15 25 3 6 9 12
2011-12 Boston Bruins NHL 77 5 10 15 53 +27 7 1 2 3 4
2012-13 EC Red Bull Salzburg Austria 15 2 6 8 2
2012-13 Boston Bruins NHL 44 1 5 6 12 +5 22 6 1 7 10
2013-14 Boston Bruins NHL 75 5 18 23 45 +31 12 1 1 2 2
2014-15 New York Islanders NHL 72 9 26 35 14 +15 7 0 2 2 2
2015-16 New York Islanders NHL 70 9 16 25 31 +17 11 0 0 0 4
2016-17 New York Islanders NHL 66 6 17 23 19 +11
NHL Totals 529 43 115 158 262 97 13 16 29 40


AHL First All-Star Team (2009) Eddie Shore Award (AHL - Outstanding Defenseman) (2009) Traded to Boston by Colorado for Matt Hendricks, June 24, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Salzburg (Austria), November 16, 2012. Traded to NY Islanders by Boston for Philadelphia's 2nd round pick (previously acquired, Boston selected Brandon Carlo) in 2015 NHL Draft and NY Islanders' 2nd round pick (Ryan Lindgren) in 2016 NHL Draft, October 4, 2014.
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