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Born January 19, 1984 (1984-01-19) (age 25),
Edmonton, AB, CAN
Height
Weight
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
225 lb (102 kg; 16 st 1 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
NHL team
F. teams
Boston Bruins
Colorado Avalanche
NHL Draft 61st overall, 2002
Colorado Avalanche
Career 2004 – present

Johnny Boychuk (born January 19, 1984) is a professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the Boston Bruins of the NHL.

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Playing career

Boychuk was drafted 61st overall in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft by the Colorado Avalanche. Prior to being drafted Boychuk was a product of the WHL Calgary Hitmen. Boychuk made his professional debut with the Hershey Bears in the 2004–05 season.

Boychuk spent the next four years in the Avalanche organization playing primarily for their AHL affiliations. Boychuk made his NHL debut in the 2007–08 season on the January 5, 2008 against the New York Islanders. Boychuk, a defenceman, made his debut as a forward playing on the wing.[1]

On June 24, 2008, Boychuk was traded to the Boston Bruins in exchange for Matt Hendricks.[2] Boychuk was assigned to the Providence Bruins to start the 2008–09 season and in his first week was named "AHL Player of the Week".[3] On December 1, 2008, Boychuk was recalled to Boston[4] and made his Bruins debut in a 3-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on December 4, 2008.[5] Boychuk was then returned to Providence for the rest of the season where he enjoyed a breakout season,[6] capturing the Eddie Shore Award by leading the league with 20 goals and 45 assists among defenceman and being named in the AHL's First All-Star Team.[7][8]

On July 1, 2009, Boychuk secured his first one-way contract when he re-signed with the Bruins for the 2009-10 season.[9] His first NHL goal was scored on December 5, 2009 against Vesa Toskala of the Toronto Maple Leafs, as the sixth Bruins goal in a 7-2 victory over the Leafs, the first played between the two teams since the trade of former Bruin Phil Kessel to the Toronto team.[10] In December 2009, Boychuk laid a massive open-ice hit on Toronto's Matt Stajan. After the hit, Bruins fans began calling him "Boom-Boom Boychuk" for his physical play and huge slap shot.

Awards and achievements

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1999–00 Calgary Hitmen WHL 1 0 0 0 0
2000–01 Calgary Hitmen WHL 66 4 8 12 61 12 1 1 2 17
2001–02 Calgary Hitmen WHL 70 8 32 40 85 7 1 1 2 6
2002–03 Calgary Hitmen WHL 40 8 18 26 58
2002–03 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 27 5 17 22 32 13 2 6 8 29
2003–04 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 62 13 20 33 71 10 1 9 10 9
2004–05 Hershey Bears AHL 80 3 12 15 69
2005–06 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 74 6 26 32 73
2006–07 Albany River Rats AHL 80 10 18 28 125 5 1 1 2 4
2007–08 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 60 8 18 26 63
2007–08 Colorado Avalanche NHL 4 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Providence Bruins AHL 78 20 45 65 61 16 3 5 8 19
2008–09 Boston Bruins NHL 1 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 5 0 0 0 0

References

  1. ^ "Boychuk debut". Denver Post. 2008-01-05. http://www.denverpost.com/avalanche/ci_7893579. Retrieved 2008-10-22.  
  2. ^ "Boston acquires Johnny Boychuk". NHL.com. 2008-06-24. http://bruins.nhl.com/team/app/?service=page&page=NewsPage&articleid=366895. Retrieved 2008-10-23.  
  3. ^ "Boychuk named Reebock AHL Player of the Week". MLN Sports. 2008-10-21. http://www.mlntherawfeed.com/minor-league-hockey/2008/10/21/johnny-boychuk-of-providence-bruins-named-reebokahl-player-o.html. Retrieved 2008-10-23.  
  4. ^ "B's recall Boychuk and Lashoff". bruins.nhl.com. 2008-12-01. http://bruins.nhl.com/team/app/?service=page&page=NewsPage&articleid=395518. Retrieved 2008-12-06.  
  5. ^ "Newest Bruins all right against Lightning". boston.com. 2008-12-06. http://www.boston.com/sports/hockey/bruins/articles/2008/12/06/the_kids_were_all_right_against_lightning/. Retrieved 2008-12-06.  
  6. ^ "Boychuks manly performance has powered Providence". thebruinsblog.net. 2009-04-07. http://www.thebruinsblog.net/2009/04/07/boychuks-manly-performance-has-powered-providence/. Retrieved 2009-05-31.  
  7. ^ "Bruins' Boychuk captures Eddie Shore Award". theahl.com. 2009-04-03. http://theahl.com/news/league/index.html?article_id=9806. Retrieved 2009-05-31.  
  8. ^ "First and Second AHL All-Star Teams unveiled". theahl.com. 2009-04-02. http://theahl.com/news/league/index.html?article_id=9796. Retrieved 2009-05-31.  
  9. ^ "Boychuk is next in line on the Bruins' blueline". The Boston Globe. 2009-09-04. http://www.boston.com/sports/hockey/bruins/articles/2009/09/04/boychuk_is_next_in_line_on_bruins_blue_line/?page=1. Retrieved 2009-09-04.  
  10. ^ "Maple Leafs at Bruins - 12/05/2009". National Hockey League. 2009-12-05. http://www.nhl.com/ice/boxscore.htm?id=2009020416. Retrieved 2009-12-06.  

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