|Assets:||Is an impressive physical specimen with the ability to play a checking role. A natural center, he's versatile enough to be able to play wing (and even defense). Is a tremendous athlete.|
|Flaws:||Lacks the required skills to play a consistent scoring role at the highest level. Isn't a great setup man and generally lacks polish in his game. Goes long streteches without a point.|
|Career Potential:||Huge role player best suited to play as a checking center.|
|HE||Tournament MVP Award||2004-05|
|7/01/2014||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Tampa Bay Lightning to a two-year contract.|
|5/04/2013||Missed the last 6 regular season and first playoff games (right leg injury).|
|4/18/2013||Right leg injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|4/30/2012||Missed the last 3 playoff games (concussion).|
|7/14/2011||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the New York Rangers to a three-year contract.|
|4/11/2010||Missed 9 games (left foot injury).|
|12/23/2009||Missed 1 game (undisclosed).|
|7/08/2009||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the New York Rangers.|
|6/27/2009||Acquired from the Los Angeles Kings.|
|3/27/2009||Recalled from Manchester (AHL).|
|1/17/2009||Assigned to Manchester (AHL).|
|12/31/2008||Recalled from Manchester (AHL).|
|11/30/2008||Assigned to Manchester (AHL).|
|2/17/2008||Assigned to Manchester (AHL).|
|2/02/2008||Recalled from Manchester (AHL).|
|9/21/2007||Assigned to Manchester (AHL).|
|4/16/2007||Signed by the Los Angeles Kings to a two-year entry-level contract.|
|4/14/2007||Signed by the Manchester Monarchs (AHL) to an amateur tryout contract.|
|7/01/2014||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Tampa Bay Lightning.|
|6/27/2009||Los Angeles Kings traded Brian Boyle to the NY Rangers for a 3rd round selection in 2010.|
|6/21/2003||Drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the 1st round (26th overall) in 2003.|
Tampa Bay gets Brian Boyle for three years | 07/01/2014 5:32 PM
NewsBrian Boyle has signed a three-year, $6.9 million contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Bob McKenzie on Twitter
ImpactBoyle had 18 points and 56 penalty minutes in 82 games with the New York Rangers in 2013-14. He's a solid bottom-six forward, but he doesn't have much value in standard fantasy league.
Jets touched base with Brian Boyle | 06/28/2014 7:15 PM
NewsThe Jets are among the teams that have talked with Brian Boyle.
Ken Wiebe on Twitter
ImpactBoyle is set to become an unrestricted free agent July 1. He earned $1.8 million last season, and should be due for a raise, which makes it tough to gauge whether the Rangers will be able to re-sign him. Boyle is a great penalty killer and bottom-six player who seems to raise his game even more in the playoffs.
Brian Boyle is likely to test UFA waters | 06/17/2014 10:56 AM
NewsBrian Boyle will probably test the unrestricted free agent waters this summer.
The Bergen Record
ImpactBoyle has been informed that he will serve as a fourth liner if he re-signs with the New York Rangers and he would like to play a bigger role going forward. He had 18 points and 56 penalty minutes in 82 contests in 2013-14.
Brian Boyle will be a hot commodity in July | 06/16/2014 8:28 AM
NewsBrian Boyle will have a lot of teams wanting his services as he becomes an unrestricted free agent on July 1.
ImpactBoyle played on the fourth line with the Rangers and while very successful in that role, he would welcome the opportunity to move up the depth chart, either on the Rangers or another team. He should get in the range of a three-year deal with about $10 million.
Writer says Brian Boyle would be good Canuck | 06/14/2014 10:27 AM
NewsBrian Boyle, eligible for unrestricted free agency in July, would be a wise addition to the Vancouver Canucks, according to Vancouver Province writer Tony Gallagher.
Impact"Boyle's coming off a three-year deal with an annual average value of $1.7 million US, and will no question be able to garner even more cash given the way he has performed during these playoffs, with his (eight) points in a fourth-line role," Gallagher writes. "And whether Vancouver would plan to use the 6-foot-7, 245-pound forward in the middle or more likely on the wing, it's certainly a way to improve your size and take steps towards improving your fourth line if the fellow from Hingham, Mass., would consider coming to Canada. . .If there's room to be spending in this area of the team, Boyle would certainly turn the owner's crank with his size and snarl, given he also appears to have the ability to play a little bit as well.
Brian Boyle scores SHG, but NYR drop Game 5 | 06/14/2014 12:53 AM
NewsBrian Boyle's shorthanded goal late in the second period helped guide the Rangers to double overtime, but New York ultimately conceded the Stanley Cup Friday night in a 3-2 2OT loss in Los Angeles.
ImpactBoyle and the Rangers fought back hard after dropping the first three games of the series. They were sensational in Game 4, and had plenty of chances to win Game 5 to force a Game 6 on Friday night. The Rangers came up short in a thrilling double overtime encounter, but they have a lot to be proud of after their longest playoff run since 1994.
Pending UFA Brian Boyle wants to stay with NY | 06/05/2014 9:30 AM
NewsBrian Boyle is eligible for unrestricted free agency in July and he understands that the Stanley Cup Final may conclude his time with the Rangers.
The Bergen Record
Impact"I've talked about it a lot," he said. "I want to stay. I've said that a lot of times. I don't know what's going to happen, so I'm trying to enjoy this now." Boyle is a fourth-line player and a solid penalty killer, but he hasn't contributed much offensively since 2010-11 when he registered 21 goals and 35 points in 82 games.
Rangers penalty kill outstanding in playoffs | 06/02/2014 9:21 AM
NewsThe New York Rangers have been outstanding in the last two series on the penalty kill.
ImpactThe Rangers allowed only one power play goal to the Canadiens in 19 opportunities and are 39-41 in their last 13 games. "It's been big" Brian Boyle said. "Special teams are big in the playoffs. It's just all the things we harp on. If you make one little mistake it can compound into big things, especially when you're down a man. We've done a pretty good job of being focused and aggressive." Boyle has teamed up with Carl Hagelin to form one of the Rangers penalty killing units up front.
Brian Boyle outstanding on the penalty kill | 05/26/2014 8:38 AM
NewsBrian Boyle was outstanding on the penalty kill Sunday and managed to set up the first goal as well.
ImpactThe six foot, seven inch center, has been the Rangers best penalty killer and that was the case on Sunday as well as the Canadiens had only one goal in nine chances, while Boyle set up Carl Hagelin for a shorthanded goal. Boyle now has three assists and five points in the post-season but his work defensively should garner him a nice contract in the off-season as he enters free agency.
Brian Boyle scores in Game 7 victory | 05/13/2014 9:50 PM
NewsBrian Boyle scored his second goal of the postseason as part of Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Penguins in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference Semi-Final.
ImpactBoyle opened the scoring with the only goal of the first period in what was a superb effort from the gritty forward. Veteran Brad Richards scored what would ultimately be the game-winner when he buried his fourth of the playoffs with the man advantage in the second frame.
Brian Boyle nets empty netter for the Rangers | 04/28/2014 7:35 AM
NewsBrian Boyle's empty net goal Sunday sealed a 4-2 win for the Rangers.
ImpactIt was Boyle's first goal in the post-season and it couldn't have come at a better time as the Rangers now have a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series. Boyle is a bottom six forward so his goal is a nice gift for poolies who selected him very late in drafts.
| 04/19/2014 11:18 AM
NewsBrian Boyle, who scored in each of the Rangers' first three games in their epic 2012 first-round series against Ottawa, again brought his A-game to open a postseason Thursday night with four shots on goal, consistent forechecking and an exemplary work ethic.
New York Daily News
ImpactBoyle wasn't exactly thrilled he didn't light the lamp in a 4-1 Game 1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers at the Garden, but he admitted that the fourth line of him, Dominic Moore and Derek Dorsett turned in the type of strong effort that has become commonplace from the trio. "We were doing the right things again," Boyle said. "I mean, we have to start putting our own chances in the net, though, too. Thankfully we didn't need them (in Game 1)."
Brian Boyle scores fifth of the season | 03/10/2014 8:25 AM
NewsBrian Boyle had the winner in the Rangers 3-0 win over Detroit Sunday.
ImpactIt was Boyle's fifth goal of the season but his fantasy value is negligible. He did have 21 goals and 35 points in 2010-11 but that was a long time ago.
Brian Boyle scores for second straight game | 01/07/2014 11:05 AM
NewsBrian Boyle scored a goal in the Rangers' 4-3 loss on Monday.
ImpactBoyle has scored in back-to-back games, but that gives him just three markers this season. He's a superb player on the draw, but he doesn't have any fantasy value in standard leagues.
Rangers will try Brian Boyle as a winger | 09/21/2013 10:07 AM
NewsBrian Boyle, at center throughout camp and in preseason play, likely will shift to wing for at least one of the Rangers' upcoming games.
ImpactRangers coach Alain Vigneault says he's liked what he's seen from Boyle at center but wants to also see what he looks like on the wing, at least for one or two preseason games. Boyle had a poor 2013 season, with a mere five points and a minus-13 rating. Vigneault will try to determine if Boyle's value can increase as a winger. Boyle was productive in 2010-11, with 21 goals and 35 points in 82 games.
Minus Stepan, Rangers use Boyle as center | 09/16/2013 9:10 AM
NewsWith Derek Stepan still unsigned, Brian Boyle is serving as a center in the preseason.
Impact"Considering the players available to us, Brian is a center," coach Alain Vigneault said. "It's a valid question [whether he would be on the wing if Stepan were in camp], but I can't answer that right now because he's not here." Stepan is likely to end his holdout before the regular season begins and Boyle might shift positions as a result. Either way, Boyle will attempt to bounce back from his 2013 campaign. He had five points and a minus-13 rating in 38 games.
Brian Boyle: I sucked this year | 05/27/2013 2:18 PM
NewsBrian Boyle feels he sucked this year.
Andrew Gross on Twitter
ImpactBoyle didn't play during the lockout and in hindsight he regrets that. He went from recording 26 points in 82 games last season to five points in 38 contests in 2013. He was also dead last on the team with a minus-13 rating.
Brian Boyle snaps Rangers' power-play drought | 05/24/2013 9:28 AM
NewsBrian Boyle's goal 10 minutes into the third period Wednesday night ended the New York Rangers' 0-for-12 drought on the power play.
New York Daily News
ImpactThat number doesn't even really begin to describe it. Prior to Boyle's goal, the Rangers were an abysmal 2-for-39 with the man advantage this postseason. Not only didn't Boyle's goal end finally make an opponent pay for putting the Rangers on the power play, but it stood up as the tying goal and eventually sent the game into overtime, where Chris Kreider won it to force Game 5 in Boston on Saturday.
Brian Boyle unhappy with his faceoff work | 05/22/2013 11:19 AM
NewsBrian Boyle was upset with himself for his poor night in the faceoff circle Tuesday night.
New York Post
Impact"We were in our zone way too long because I couldn't win a freaking draw," Boyle said. "I could have contributed more, and that's infuriating." He won just four of his 21 draws and he hasn't registered a point in his last five contests.
Brian Boyle scores in losing effort | 05/10/2013 11:06 PM
NewsBrian Boyle scored a goal in Rangers' 2-1 overtime defeat on Friday.
ImpactDerick Brassard and Dan Girardi assisted on Boyle's goal. Carl Hagelin led the Rangers with five shots on goal, but was held off the scoresheet. Ryan McDonagh had six blocked shots and five hits in 29:11 minutes of playing time. Ryan Callahan had a team-high six hits and now has 26 hits in five playoff contests.
Secondary players come up big in Gm 3 | 05/07/2013 10:03 AM
NewsA key to the Rangers' 4-3 win in Game 3 of their first-round series was the contributions from their secondary players.
New York Post
ImpactAs the New York Post's Larry Brooks notes, Brian Boyle, who had a goal and a helper, "played his most imposing game" in about a year. Arron Asham, who would've been a healthy scratch if Ryane Clowe was ready, also had a goal and was "excellent." Even Taylor Pyatt, who had an assist, "played his best game as a Ranger." This is all good news for the Rangers as they look to even up the series.
Brian Boyle made his return Saturday | 05/06/2013 12:06 PM
NewsBrian Boyle was back in the lineup for Game 2 on Saturday afternoon.
New York Newsday
ImpactHe missed seven games with a right leg injury and played 11:29 of ice time in his return. Boyle had six points in 17 postseason games last season, but he had a rocky regular season in 2013 with five points and a minus-13 rating over 38 contests.
Brian Boyle may draw back in for Game 2 | 05/04/2013 9:18 AM
NewsBrian Boyle (lower body) may be available for Game 2 against Washington Saturday afternoon.
ImpactHe has been practising with his Ranger teammates and may draw back in as New York coach John Tortorella will be reviewing his options to boost his team's performance after falling to the Capitals in Game 1.
Brian Boyle still not practicing due to LBI | 04/30/2013 9:21 AM
NewsBrian Boyle (lower body) did not practice Monday.
The Bergen Record
ImpactHe has been sidelined since April 16 with a lower-body injury, which is believed to be to his right leg. It doesn't look like he will available for the start of the postseason, but we'll let you know if his status changes.
LBI will sideline Brian Boyle indefinitely | 04/18/2013 2:00 PM
NewsBrian Boyle is out indefinitely with a lower-body injury.
The Bergen Record
ImpactHe appeared to hurt his right leg on a first-period check in Tuesday's loss to Philadelphia. Boyle was also believed to be wearing a knee brace when he left the building. Chris Kreider was recalled from the minors on Wednesday to take his spot in the lineup.
Brian Boyle hurt in Tuesday's contest | 04/17/2013 10:29 AM
NewsBrian Boyle saw just six shifts and played 4:21 of ice time in Tuesday's loss to Philadelphia after suffering an apparent leg injury.
The Bergen Record
ImpactHe left the ice favoring his right leg after he was the recipient of a hard hit during a Rangers power play. Boyle was seen wearing a knee brace and he'll be checked out by doctors on Wednesday.
Brian Boyle may get chance on Richards line | 04/13/2013 11:17 AM
NewsBrian Boyle practised on a line with Brad Richards and Ryane Clowe on Friday.
New York Newsday
ImpactSlowly, Boyle is rounding into form. Coach John Tortorella, who was very hard on Boyle earlier in the seaosn, seems to be pleased with the progress Boyle is making. "I think Brian's been, little by little, getting his game," Tortorella said. Torts shuffled his other top line as well placing Matts Zuccarello with Derick Brassard and Carl Hagelin. The Rangers are having trouble scoring goals and Tortorella is doing what he can to light a spark.
B. Boyle pots first goal in return to lineup | 03/11/2013 10:31 AM
NewsBrian Boyle's first goal of the season held up as the game winner in Sunday's 4-1 win over Washington.
The Bergen Record
ImpactHe was a healthy scratch Friday but he appears to be determined to stay in the Rangers' lineup. "I know what I should be and what I'm supposed to be on this team," Boyle said. "I'm going to make sure that's where I'm going to be." He ended up back on the third line with Taylor Pyatt and J.T. Miller in the second period after starting the game on the fourth unit. He's had a bit of a tough time staying out of the press box this year, but finally scoring a goal should help his case.
Brian Boyle back in the lineup Sunday | 03/10/2013 12:34 PM
NewsBrian Boyle will return to the lineup Sunday after being a healthy scratch in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Senators.
ImpactBoyle will center the team's fourth line to start the game but will be on a short leash. "When the game starts, I make my call then, maybe it's a few shifts, maybe it's a period, I don't know," Tortorella said. "Brian knows where he stands. They make the decision as far as how much. I'm looking for him to play better, period. He's been better on faceoffs but winning faceoffs certainly isn't going to warrant putting him in situations he's struggled at. I hope he comes through because it makes us a better team. Right now, J.T. Miller has outplayed him."
Brian Boyle's play perplexing to Torts | 03/09/2013 9:25 AM
NewsRanger coach John Tortorella is clearly not pleased with the way Brian Boyle is playing and will continue to sit him out until something changes.
The Bergen Record
ImpactWith one assist in 19 games, this should come as no surprise. "Other guys are playing better," Tortorella said. "We're hoping he becomes part of it. But he certainly has to do more." Torts certainly doesn't minice words. Sit Boyle until further notice.
Brian Boyle returns, plays better | 02/15/2013 11:06 AM
NewsBrian Boyle played Thursday like he never wants to return to the press box again.
ImpactBoyle was scratched for the last three games. Even though he didn't find the score sheet, Boyle was noticeably more engaged and was rewarded with 16:54 of ice time. He had five shots on goal and finished a minus-one. "I think it was a little bit better," Boyle, who still has just one assist in 10 games this season, said of his overall game. "I still want to make more of a difference and put the puck in the net. I had a few more chances. It was a better. [Coach John Tortorella] thinks I'm a better player than what I'm showing. I agree. He's holding me accountable."
Brian Boyle 'pissed off' by healthy scratches | 02/12/2013 4:51 PM
NewsBrian Boyle, who will likely be a healthy scratch again Tuesday, says sitting out is "pissing me off a lot."
ImpactTuesday would be the third straight game Boyle has watched from the press box after he played in all 82 games each of the last two seasons. John Tortorella has been hard on Boyle to begin this year, saying he didn't think Boyle was doing enough to stick in the lineup. We can understand Boyle's frustration, but the Rangers have won two out of three games he's missed. We're guessing he'll be back in the lineup soon enough, but it may take a loss to spark some change.
Brian Boyle likely to sit again Tuesday | 02/12/2013 10:00 AM
NewsBrian Boyle will probably be a healthy scratch again Tuesday night at Boston.
The Bergen Record
ImpactIf is relegated to the press box it will mark the third straight game he has sat. The Rangers have won their past two matches, so it's unlikely that coach John Tortorella will tinker with his lineup.
Tortorella hopes Brian Boyle felt 'miserable' | 02/08/2013 11:20 AM
NewsRangers coach John Tortorella hopes Brian Boyle felt "miserable" up in the press box Thursday night.
Impact"To be miserable," Tortorella answered when asked what he hoped Boyle got out of being a healthy scratch. "And hope that he never puts me in this type of decision again. Brian knows how he plays, he's not going to pick up anything watching tonight's game. He's not playing and I know he loves to play and he will get another opportunity to play and I hope I don't have to be involved in this type of decision again." Boyle is a minus-three with just one point on the year.
Brian Boyle heads to the press box | 02/07/2013 2:30 PM
NewsBrian Boyle will be a healthy scratch on Thursday.
The Bergen Record
ImpactBoyle spent most of the third period of Tuesday's contest on the bench. "I'm just not playing well enough, making mistakes," Boyle said. "Everybody makes mistakes but I'm not contributing enough or playing to where I can play to. It's not for a lack of effort but there's no moral victories when you're 4-5 and I need to have a lot more of an impact." He has one point, a minus-three rating, and 11 penalty minutes in nine games this season.
Brian Boyle, Asham benched in Tuesday's loss | 02/07/2013 9:33 AM
NewsBrian Boyle was benched for nearly 14 minutes during the third period of Tuesday's loss to New Jersey.
The Bergen Record
Impact"You expect a lot of yourself as an individual and as a team," said Boyle. "We had confidence as a group to start. Now we need to find it again. We need to get back to doing it every night." The big center has only one assist in nine games this season. Arron Asham was also used sparingly in the game, as he saw just one shift in the final frame
Brian Boyle hopes to build off first point | 01/29/2013 8:51 AM
NewsBrian Boyle picked up his first point of the 2013 season in Saturday's win over Toronto when he earned an assist, but he knows he has to contribute more.
The Bergen Record
Impact"I motivate myself at this point," Boyle said after Monday's practice. "I know what I need to do to be successful and I know how I need to play and I'm starting to get there, the last game was a good one. I'm just going to build off that. I don't need any threats or anything like that. Whether I get them or not, it's a different story." The towering center also has 20 hits and 11 penalty minutes after five games this season. If he can get his offensive game going then he will have some solid fantasy value as a depth player in deeper leagues.
|Goals||1||6 times-last:at Cgy||last:Mar 28||1|
|Assists||1||12 times-last:at Van||last:Apr 1||2|
|Points||2||vs. Pit||Nov 6||2|
|Penalty Minutes||10||vs. Phi||Jan 12||7|
|Plus/Minus||2||2 times-last:vs. Phi||last:Mar 26||1|
|Power Play Goals||1||at Tor||Jan 4||0|
|Power Play Points||1||2 times-last:at Tor||last:Jan 4||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||82 times-last:at Mtl||last:Apr 12||0|
|Shorthanded Points||1||2 times-last:vs. Tor||last:Mar 5||0|
|Shots||5||2 times-last:at Tor||last:Jan 4||5|
|Games||82||3 times-last: 2013-14 (NYR)|
|Penalty Minutes||74||2010-11 (NYR)|
|Power Play Goals||4||2010-11 (NYR)|
|Shorthanded Goals||1||2010-11 (NYR)|
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