|Assets:||Owns a heavy point shot (an asset on the power play) and has good instincts that endear him to his coaches. Is a quality teammate. Loves to initiate contact.|
|Flaws:||Is somewhat limited in terms of his defensive game, so he can't always be trusted to play top-four rearguard minutes. His skating is also average at best.|
|Career Potential:||Big-shooting defenseman with size.|
|NHL||Stanley Cup||2010-11 (Boston)|
|AHL||Eddie Shore Trophy||2008-09|
|AHL||First All-Star Team||2008-09|
|3/22/2014||Missed 3 games (leg injury).|
|3/17/2014||Leg injury, day-to-day.|
|1/14/2014||Missed 1 game (personal reasons).|
|1/10/2014||Personal reasons, day-to-day.|
|12/10/2013||Missed 2 games (upper body injury).|
|12/06/2013||Upper body injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|11/05/2013||Missed 1 game (upper body injury).|
|11/02/2013||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|3/30/2013||Missed 3 games (foot injury).|
|3/27/2013||Foot injury, injured reserve.|
|3/23/2013||Foot injury, day-to-day.|
|11/16/2012||Signed with EC Red Bull Salzburg (Austria).|
|4/12/2012||Missed the last 2 regular season games (sprained left knee).|
|4/05/2012||Sprained left knee, day-to-day.|
|3/03/2012||Missed 2 games (concussion).|
|2/14/2012||Signed by the Boston Bruins to a three-year contract extension.|
|11/19/2011||Missed 1 game (flu).|
|11/18/2010||Missed 10 games (broken left arm).|
|10/24/2010||Broken left arm, sidelined indefinitely.|
|6/24/2010||Signed by the Boston Bruins to a two-year contract extension.|
|3/21/2010||Missed 1 game (flu).|
|3/04/2010||Missed 5 games (orbital bone fracture).|
|2/07/2010||Orbital bone fracture, sidelined indefinitely.|
|12/05/2009||Recalled from Providence (AHL).|
|12/02/2009||Assigned to Providence (AHL) on a conditioning assignment.|
|7/01/2009||Re-signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Boston Bruins.|
|12/07/2008||Assigned to Providence (AHL).|
|12/01/2008||Recalled from Providence (AHL).|
|9/27/2008||Assigned to Providence (AHL).|
|6/24/2008||Acquired from the Colorado Avalanche.|
|2/01/2008||Assigned to Lake Erie (AHL).|
|1/04/2008||Recalled from Lake Erie (AHL).|
|9/30/2007||Assigned to Lake Erie (AHL).|
|6/13/2007||Re-signed by the Colorado Avalanche to a one-year contract.|
|10/03/2006||Assigned to Albany (AHL).|
|9/22/2005||Assigned to Lowell (AHL).|
|9/15/2004||Assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|9/21/2003||Returned to his junior team (Moose Jaw-WHL).|
|3/14/2003||Signed by the Colorado Avalanche to a multi-year contract.|
|9/20/2002||Returned to his junior team (Calgary-WHL).|
|6/24/2008||Boston Bruins traded Matt Hendricks to the Colorado Avalanche for Johnny Boychuk.|
|6/22/2002||Drafted by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2nd round (61st overall) in 2002.|
Bruins might deal Johnny Boychuk this summer | 06/08/2014 9:15 AM
NewsIt wouldn't be shocking to see Boston trade Johnny Boychuk during the offseason.
CSN New England
ImpactThe Bruins could benefit from freeing up some cap space and Boychuk is a prime candidate to be moved as a result. He comes with a $3,366,667 cap hit for one more season before becoming an unrestricted free agent. He had 23 points and 45 penalty minutes in 75 contests in 2013-14.
Johnny Boychuk scores in Thursday's defeat | 05/02/2014 6:44 AM
NewsJohnny Boychuk potted his first goal of the 2014 playoffs on Thursday night.
ImpactHe tied the game at 3-3 with just 1:58 remaining in regulation, but the Bruins dropped Game 1 to Montreal in double overtime. It was his first point in six matches this postseason. Boychuk scored six times and added an assist in 22 games last spring during Boston's march to the Stanley Cup Final.
Johnny Boychuk scores in loss to Wings | 04/03/2014 9:59 AM
NewsJohnny Boychuk recorded his fourth goal of 2013-14 campaign in Boston's 3-2 loss to Detroit on Wednesday.
ImpactHe opened the scoring in the contest on a slap shot late in the first period. Boychuk had a rough game against Philadelphia on Sunday when he finished with a minus-3 rating, so scoring a goal was a decent way to rebound. He has 22 points and a plus-30 rating on the year.
| 03/23/2014 2:34 AM
NewsJohnny Boychuk returned to action on Saturday March 22.
Boychuk skates again; nearing a return | 03/22/2014 8:40 AM
NewsJohnny Boychuk skated for a second consecutive day and took part in Friday night's pre-game warmups.
ImpactHe has missed the Bruins' last three games with a foot injury but is nearing a return to action. There is a very good chance Boychuk dresses for Saturday night's contest against the Coyotes.
Johnny Boychuk partakes in optional skate | 03/21/2014 7:07 AM
NewsJohnny Boychuk (lower body) participated in Thursday's optional practice.
Impact"This is his first time on the ice," coach Claude Julien said. "We'll have to chat after he gets off, and tomorrow is another skate. We'll evaluate him day-by-day like we talked about, but again, if he's not 100 percent, there's no reason why he should play." It hasn't been determined yet if he'll be able to play Friday. He has missed the last two games with a lower-body injury.
Johnny Boychuk (bruise) won't play on Tuesday | 03/18/2014 6:05 PM
NewsJohnny Boychuk (lower body) will not return to the Bruins' lineup on Tuesday.
Bruins.nhl.com on Twitter
ImpactBoychuk also missed Monday's contest. His ailment has been described as a bruise and he's listed as day-to-day.
Johnny Boychuk out Monday with LBI | 03/17/2014 2:48 PM
NewsJohnny Boychuk will sit out Monday's game with a lower-body injury.
ImpactBoychuk managed to stay in Saturday's game after he crashed feet-first into the boards during the third period, but he wasn't able to practice on Monday morning "He didn't skate this morning because he can't," coach Claude Julien said. "Right now he's too sore, so he's day-to-day. It's from obviously the incident [Saturday], and so he couldn't skate this morning. He came in early and we tried to see if he could and he couldn't."
Bruins' depth on display in shootout win | 03/08/2014 10:38 PM
NewsJohnny Boychuk and Carl Soderberg each had two-point nights in the Bruins' 4-3 shootout win over the Lightning on Saturday night.
ImpactBoychuk and Soderberg both had a goal and a helper. Saturday night's victory is a perfect example of why the Bruins are at the top of the class in the East. Bruins didn't get goals from any of their frontline scorers, instead using their depth players and defensemen. Daniel Paille also scored for Boston.
Johnny Boychuk poised to lead young blueline | 02/05/2014 6:39 AM
NewsJohnny Boychuk will be Boston's veteran presence on the back end for the team's last two games before the Olympic break.
ImpactZdeno Chara is set to leave for Sochi to carry the flag for Slovakia during the opening ceremonies, so that will leave Boychuk with young blueliners David Warsofsky, Kevan Miller, Torey Krug, Dougie Hamilton and Matt Bartkowski. Boychuk believes the inexperienced defensemen should take advantage of the opportunity to step up.
Johnny Boychuk rejoins Bruins on Monday | 01/14/2014 6:39 AM
NewsJohnny Boychuk was back at practice on Monday after he wife gave birth to twin girls early in the morning.
Impact"I got to sleep for maybe two hours and came to practice," said Boychuk, who had been at the hospital since Friday night. "It's a pretty special day. Happy they're here." He should be ready to play in Tuesday's game versus Toronto.
Johnny Boychuk (personal) heads to Boston | 01/10/2014 4:20 PM
NewsJohnny Boychuk (personal) has returned to Boston.
Bruins.nhl.com on Twitter
ImpactMeanwhile the Bruins are scheduled to play in San Jose on Saturday. That's the final game of their road trip, but it's not clear if Boychuk will be available for Tuesday's contest versus Toronto.
Johnny Boychuk tallies 2nd goal Thursday | 01/03/2014 6:37 AM
NewsJohnny Boychuk picked up his second goal of 2013-14 in Thursday's overtime victory over Nashville.
ImpactHis last goal came on Nov. 18 at Carolina. Boychuk has recorded 12 points and a plus-14 rating in 38 contests. He can also contribute in hits and blocks categories. The Bruins have given him some extra ice time because of Dennis Seidenberg's season-ending injury, but Boychuk should only be considered in deeper leagues or ones that have several defense-oriented categories.
Johnny Boychuk should be back on Tuesday | 12/10/2013 4:29 PM
NewsJohnny Boychuk (back) is projected to return on Tuesday.
Bruins.nhl.com on Twitter
ImpactBoychuk has only missed two games after injurying himself during a scary fall into the boards on Thursday. He has a goal and five assists in 27 contests in 2013-14.
Johnny Boychuk (back) returns to practice | 12/10/2013 7:26 AM
NewsJohnny Boychuk (back) skated Monday at practice for the first time since getting hurt against Montreal on Dec. 5.
Impact"I didn't feel awesome. Haven't skated in, what, five days," he said. "At least I got out there and moved around and got back on the ice." The Bruins do not have an extra defenseman in Calgary and coach Claude Julien is hopeful that Boychuk will be ready to go Tuesday night versus the Flames.
Johnny Boychuk (back) to miss 3-7 days | 12/07/2013 11:33 AM
NewsJohnny Boychuk is expected to miss about three to seven days because of back sprain.
ImpactThe Boston defenseman was hurt in Thursday's game against Montreal when he was hit awkwardly into the boards by Max Pacioretty. Boychuk left the ice on a stretcher, so it's good news that he won't be out for very long.
Johnny Boychuk has a lower back injury | 12/06/2013 4:28 PM
NewsJohnny Boychuk suffered a lower back injury when he was hit awkwardly into the boards on Thursday.
ImpactThe Bruins will know more on Saturday based on the results of Boychuk's MRI. There is currently no timetable for his return.
Johnny Boychuk receives clearance to travel | 12/06/2013 6:37 AM
NewsJohnny Boychuk was taken to the hospital after he was awkwardly hit into the boards by Montreal forward Max Pacioretty.
Impact"Johnny Boychuk has been taken to Montreal General Hospital for observation, after being injured in Thursday's game against the Canadiens," said GM Peter Chiarelli in a statement. "Before he was transported to the hospital, he was able to demonstrate movement in all of his extremities." He was cleared to fly back home with the Bruins, but there was no word given on what type of injury he suffered or its severity.
Johnny Boychuk suffers scary injury vs. Habs | 12/05/2013 8:14 PM
NewsJohnny Boychuk was removed from Thursday's game against the Canadiens on a stretcher after suffering a scary injury.
NHLBruins on Twitter
ImpactWe don't yet know the severity of the injury, but let's hope he was taken off on the stretcher solely as a precaution. We'll pass along more news as it becomes available.
| 11/06/2013 2:31 AM
NewsJohnny Boychuk returned to action on Tuesday November 5.
Johnny Boychuk will probably play on Tuesday | 11/05/2013 12:19 PM
NewsJohnny Boychuk (back) is probable for Tuesday's contest.
CSN New England
ImpactBoychuk missed Saturday's game due to the ailment. Matt Bartkowski is expected to play if Boychuk isn't available.
Johnny Boychuk praciced on Monday | 11/05/2013 7:02 AM
NewsJohnny Boychuk (lower body) practiced on Monday.
ImpactHe missed Saturday's game against the New York Islanders because of a lower-body injury. Boychuk is still listed as day-to-day.
Boychuk sits out Saturday | 11/03/2013 8:41 AM
NewsJohnny Boychuk did not play Saturday and remains day-to-day with an undisclosed injury.
ImpactHe is obviously not ready to return to action as he is still recovering from an injury he sustained Thursday night crashing into the boards. Keep him on reserve for now. Matt Barkowski took his spot against the Islanders Saturday and continue to fill in until Boychuk has reecovered fully.
Boychuk likely game-time decision Saturday | 11/02/2013 7:19 AM
NewsAt best, Johnny Boychuk (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision for Saturday's contest against the Islanders.
ImpactHe is still recovering from crashing into the boards in Thursday's victory over the Ducks. Our guess is that Boychuk sits out in favour of Matt Bartkowski. That said, check back with us later in the day for an update on Boychuk's status.
Boychuk misses Friday's skate, day-to-day | 11/01/2013 5:20 PM
NewsJohnny Boychuk (undisclosed) didn't participate in Friday's practice.
ImpactBoychuk suffered the injury during Thursday's game. "He's feeling better, so we're going day to day," Bruins coach Claude Julien said. "More than likely he's on this trip." The trip in question is Boston's game against the New York Islanders on Saturday. Boychuk has three assists in 12 games this season.
Johnny Boychuk departs with injury | 10/31/2013 9:02 PM
NewsBruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk has left Thursday's game against the Ducks with an undisclosed injury and will not return.
Boston Bruins on Twitter
ImpactThere's no word on the reason for Boychuk's absence so we'll wait for the team to release more details after the contest.
Johnny Boychuk has a well-rounded game | 10/13/2013 9:07 AM
NewsJohnny Boychuk was busy during Saturday's 3-1 win against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
CSN New England
ImpactBoychuk had an assist, three shots on goal, and three blocked shots in 22:58 minutes of playing time. He also had a plus-two rating after being stuck in neutral over his first three games of the 2013-14 campaign.
J. Boychuk will 'forever' remember Gm 6 loss | 06/25/2013 7:54 AM
NewsJohnny Boychuk said he would remember Boston's stunning elimination from the Stanley Cup Finals in Game 6 "forever."
Impact"You remember winning it (in 2011) but you remember losing it a little bit more, now that we've had that happen," he said. The Bruins were 1:16 away from forcing Game 7 when Chicago stormed back to win the contest before the end of regulation.
No fine or suspension for Johnny Boychuk | 06/23/2013 2:07 PM
NewsThe NHL has decided not to fine or suspend Boston Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk for the check that may have injured Chicago Blackhawks star Jonathan Toews.
Darren Dreger on Twitter
ImpactBoychuk didn't receive a penalty on the play and Joel Quenneville didn't really raise many concerns after the game, stating that he wasn't sure that was even the only thing that lead to Toews' issues. Boychuk insisted he connected with his body first.
Boychuk hit on Toews to be reviewed by NHL | 06/23/2013 8:06 AM
NewsThe hit delivered by Johnny Boychuk on Blackhawks forward Jonathan Toews in Game 5 Saturday is likely to be reviewed by the NHL.
Pierre LeBrun on Twitter
ImpactThe hit was somewhat controversial in that Toews appeared to suffer any injury on the play, but Boychuk was quoted after the game indicating he felt the play was clean. Due to its significance, the NHL's Department of Player Safety will take a hard look at the incident to determine whether Boychuk's deserves additional punishment of any kind.
Johnny Boychuk pots sixth playoff goal | 06/20/2013 6:31 AM
NewsJohnny Boychuk blasted his sixth goal of the postseason in Wednesday's 6-5 overtime loss to Chicago.
ImpactHe is presently tied with Los Angeles' Slava Voynov for the most goals among defensemen in the 2013 playoffs. Boychuk's marker sent the game into overtime and it came shortly after the Blackhawks had taken a 5-4 lead just past the midway point of the third period.
Johnny Boychuk leads D's offensive charge | 05/22/2013 10:17 AM
NewsJohnny Boychuk netted his fourth goal of the playoffs in Tuesday's win over the Rangers.
ImpactHe potted the game-tying goal in the third period of a 2-1 victory. The Bruins have received plenty of offense from the back end in their second-round series versus New York, with five goals coming from defensemen. "It's just a bonus," Boychuk said. "We just want to get shots on net and our forwards are doing a good job of screening (the goalie). Sometimes they'll tip it and it will go in. But we've been hitting the net and it's been going in. We just have to keep doing the same thing."
Johnny Boychuk nets GWG in Game 2 | 05/20/2013 9:30 AM
NewsJohnny Boychuk registered what turned out to be the game-winning goal in Boston's 5-2 win over the New York Rangers on Sunday in Game 2.
ImpactHe potted the go-ahead goal just past the midway point of the second period for his third tally of the postseason. Boychuk had one marker and five assists during 44 regular-season contests. "You know, just hitting the net I guess, and sometimes it's luck," he said referring to his upswing in offense. "Just getting shots on net and hitting the net. Better chance to score when you hit the net."
Johnny Boychuk toughs out Game 1 win | 05/17/2013 7:54 AM
NewsJohnny Boychuk had a tough game in Thursday's semifinals series opener against the New York Rangers.
ImpactHe was checked from behind by Taylor Pyatt in the second period and needed to go the dressing room for a bit after going headfirst into the glass. Boychuk also sent himself into the boards awkwardly while looking to deliver a big hit and appeared to be in pain on the bench, but he stayed in the game after flexing out his shoulder. He ended up with 26:55 of ice time and a minus-2 rating in Game 1's 3-2 victory to go with his six hits, four blocks and five shots.
Johnny Boychuk: We'll never forget this win | 05/14/2013 9:17 AM
NewsJohnny Boychuk said the Bruins' unbelievable Game 7 win is something that the team will remember forever.
Impact"That was unbelievable, Boychuk said after his team came back from three down to defeat the Leafs. "That's one thing you're going to remember probably for the rest of your life. It was such a comeback that everybody probably thought that we were done and showed what kind of character there is in this dressing. Never say die." Boychuk had four blocked shots and six hits in 28:30.
Johnny Boychuk shows toughness in Game 4 | 05/10/2013 9:39 AM
NewsJohnny Boychuk took a shot off his ankle in Game 4, as one of his seven blocked shots in the contest.
ImpactHe also had seven hits during his 23:18 of ice time. "Well, right now I'm not feeling that great but come (Friday) I'll feel a lot better," Boychuk said after the game. "You always step your game up in the playoffs and you have to or else you're going to be sitting on the bench, up in the stands or going home. You have to bring your 'A' game. You have to be determined to do whatever it takes to win." He had a slight limp but it's not expected to keep him out of the lineup for Game 5 on Friday night.
Ference suspension leads to new pairings | 05/05/2013 10:14 AM
NewsThe suspension handed to Boston defenseman Andrew Ference forced the Bruins to put together some different defense pairings for Game Two of their opening round playoff series against Toronto.
ImpactJohnny Boychuk found himself paired with Dennis Seidenberg for the game instead of his usual partner, Ference, but the blueliners weren't willing to chalk up their struggles to unfamiliarity "Not really because we've played with each other throughout the whole year," Boychuk said. "We had different partners as the year went on. We do have chemistry with each other no matter who you're playing with. You've just got to talk a lot, talk loud and be the eyes for your partner when he's going back to the puck." Look for the Bruins to be back to normal when Ference returns for Game Three.
Johnny Boychuk sits out Tuesday's game | 04/24/2013 9:41 AM
NewsJohnny Boychuk watched Tuesday's game from the press box as a healthy scratch.
ImpactHe got a day of rest with the Bruins playing Adam McQuaid, who returned from an injury, and Wade Redden in the lineup instead. Boychuk is expected to play regularly once the postseason begins even though the Bruins are still tinkering with who to play on their bottom pairing.
| 03/31/2013 2:08 AM
NewsJohnny Boychuk returned to action on Saturday March 30.
Boychuk travels with Bruins | 03/30/2013 9:36 AM
NewsJohnny Boychuk (foot), who practised with his Bruin teammates Friday, boarded the plane to Philadelphia for Saturday afternoon's contest against the Flyers.
ImpactIt looks like there is a pretty good chance he will play. Bruin coach Claude Julien indicated that Boychuk's availability will be determined at game time. Play it safe and wait until Sunday when the Bruins face the Sabres before activating him.
J. Boychuk (foot) participates in practice | 03/29/2013 1:39 PM
NewsJohnny Boychuk (foot) took part in Friday's practice.
CSN New England
ImpactBoychuk has been sidelined for three consecutive games. He's still questionable for Saturday's contest.
Johnny Boychuk (foot) out Wednesday night | 03/27/2013 7:13 PM
NewsJohnny Boychuk (foot) will not play Wednesday night.
Joe Haggerty on Twitter
ImpactThe rearguard wasn't out for the pregame skate, so he will miss his third straight game. Boychuk, who participated in the morning skate, has five points on the year. He seems to be very close to returning.
Johnny Boychuk may play Wednesday | 03/27/2013 1:40 PM
NewsJohnny Boychuk's availability for Wednesday's game is still yet to be determined.
ImpactHe has missed two games with a foot or leg injury, but skated in the morning session without limitations. Boychuk still hasn't been cleared to return though, but that could come later in the day.
Johnny Boychuk (foot) doesn't skate Sunday | 03/25/2013 9:42 AM
NewsJohnny Boychuk, who is still day-to-day with a foot injury, didn't skate Sunday.
ImpactHe missed Saturday's game as a result of the ailment and it isn't clear if he will be available for Monday's rematch against Toronto at this time.
Boychuk will not be in the lineup Saturday | 03/23/2013 2:51 PM
NewsJohnny Boychuk (leg) isn't expected to play in Saturday's game.
ImpactBoychuk is day-to-day after being hit in the right leg by a shot during Friday's practice. Boychuk has a goal and five points in 29 games this season.
Johnny Boychuk could miss Saturday's game | 03/23/2013 8:34 AM
NewsJohnny Boychuk's availability for Saturday night's game is unclear at this point.
ImpactBoychuk took a shot off the right leg in Friday's practice. Because of the swelling, the Bruins weren't able to determine how bad the injury was. Matt Bartkowski was recalled from the AHL just in case.
Johnny Boychuk exits practice early | 03/22/2013 3:36 PM
NewsJohnny Boychuk left Friday's practice early.
ImpactHe hobbled off the ice after taking a shot off what appeared to be his right leg and he required some help getting to the locker room. Boychuk didn't return to the session, so his status is cloudy for Saturday's match in Toronto. We'll keep you posted when we learn more.
Bruins not worried about blizzard | 02/08/2013 9:49 AM
NewsThe Bruins aren't concerned with the potential blizzard ruining their plans for this weekend.
ImpactThey are supposed to host the Lightning at 1 p.m. Saturday, then fly to New York to play the Sabres for Saturday night. "It's hockey weather," said Johnny Boychuk. "With our schedule the way it is this year, they're going to have to play it, I would think. Getting to the rink, most of us live right around there, so it's not too bad for the game. Hopefully, we can get out to Buffalo after our game, but we'll worry about that after the game." For those in leagues with daily lineup changes, keep an eye on Rotoworld for the status of this game.
|Goals||1||5 times-last:vs. Phi||last:Apr 5||1|
|Assists||1||18 times-last:vs. Chi||last:Mar 27||1|
|Points||2||at TB||Mar 8||1|
|Penalty Minutes||5||at Phi||Jan 25||4|
|Plus/Minus||2||16 times-last:vs. Phi||last:Apr 5||2|
|Power Play Goals||0||75 times-last:at NJ||last:Apr 13||0|
|Power Play Points||0||75 times-last:at NJ||last:Apr 13||0|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||75 times-last:at NJ||last:Apr 13||0|
|Shorthanded Points||1||3 times-last:at NYR||last:Mar 2||0|
|Shots||5||3 times-last:vs. NYI||last:Dec 31||4|
|Goals||5||3 times-last: 2013-14 (Bos)|
|Penalty Minutes||53||2011-12 (Bos)|
|Power Play Goals||1||2010-11 (Bos)|
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