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Johnny Boychuk
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Position Defence
Shoots Right
Height
Weight
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
225 lb (102 kg)
NHL Team
F. Teams
Boston Bruins
Colorado Avalanche
Nationality CAN
Born January 19 1984 (1984-01-19) (age 32),
Edmonton, AB, CAN
NHL Draft 61st overall, 2002
Colorado Avalanche
Pro Career 2004 – present


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

Playing careerEdit

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.

On July 1, 2009, Boychuk secured his first one-way contract when he re-signed with the Bruins for the 2009–10 season.[7]

On June 15, 2011, Boychuk won his first Stanley Cup as a Boston Bruin when he and the Bruins defeated the Vancouver Canucks 4-0 in game 7 of the stanley cup finals.[8]

Career statisticsEdit

    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
2009–10 Boston Bruins NHL 51 5 10 15 43 13 2 4 6 6
2009–10 Providence Bruins AHL 2 1 0 1 0
2010–11 Boston Bruins NHL 69 3 13 16 45 25 3 6 9 12
NHL totals 125 8 23 31 88 38 5 10 15 18

Awards and honoursEdit

Award Year
American Hockey League
First All-Star Team 2009
Eddie Shore Award 2009
National Hockey League
Stanley Cup 2011

ReferencesEdit

  1. Boychuk debut. Denver Post (2008-01-05). Retrieved on 2008-10-22.
  2. Boston acquires Johnny Boychuk. NHL.com (2008-06-24). Retrieved on 2008-10-23.
  3. Boychuk named Reebock AHL Player of the Week. MLN Sports (2008-10-21). Retrieved on 2008-10-23.
  4. B's recall Boychuk and Lashoff. bruins.nhl.com (2008-12-01). Retrieved on 2008-12-06.
  5. "Newest Bruins all right against Lightning", boston.com, 2008-12-06. Retrieved on 2008-12-06. 
  6. Boychuks manly performance has powered Providence. thebruinsblog.net (2009-04-07). Retrieved on 2009-05-31.
  7. Shinzawa, Fluto. "Boychuk is next in line on the Bruins' blueline", The Boston Globe, 2009-09-04. Retrieved on 2009-09-04. 
  8. "Johnny Boychuk and the Boston Bruins win the Stanley Cup". Calgary Hitmen (2011-06-16). Retrieved on 2011-06-16.

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