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Johnny Boychuk
Johnny Boychuk
Defenseman  - BOS
Number: 55
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 225
Shoots: Right
Born: Jan 19, 1984  (Age 30)
Birthplace: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta
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Acquired: Traded to Boston by Colorado for Matt Hendricks, June 24, 2008.
Drafted: COL / 2002 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (61st overall)

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Has won one Stanley Cup championship (2011 with Boston) ... Has taken one career penalty shot (no goal).

2013-14: Established career season-highs in assists and points and tied his previous season-high in goals ... His +31 rating ranked tied for the seventh-best overall in the NHL and tied for second among all NHL defensemen ... Had one multiple-point game, a 1-1=2 effort on Mar. 8 at Tampa Bay which matched his career-high for points in a game ... Had points in consecutive games on four occasions - Oct. 12-14, Dec. 19-21, Dec. 27-28 and Feb. 4-6 (0-2=2 totals each) ... Played his 300th NHL game on Feb. 26 at Buffalo ... Missed six games to injuries (1-Nov. 2; 2-Dec. 7-8; 3-Mar. 17-21) and did not dress for one game (returned home for birth of twin daughters).

2012-13: Scored his lone goal of the season on his 29th birthday, Jan. 19 vs. the NY Rangers ... Took his first NHL penalty shot on Apr. 10 at New Jersey, unsuccessful vs. Martin Brodeur ... Played his 200th game as a Bruin on Jan. 21 vs. Winnipeg ... Missed three games to injury and did not dress (coach's decision) for one game ... Had one multiple-point playoff game, a 1-1=2 effort on June 3 at Pittsburgh ... Had points in consecutive post-season games twice, May 1-4 (2-0=2 totals) and May 19-21 (2-0=2 totals) ... Played a career-high 41:37 on June 12 in a triple-overtime game in Chicago ... Played 15 games with Salzburg in Austria during the lockout with 2-6=8 totals.

2011-12: Ranked eighth overall and third among defensemen in the NHL with a plus/minus rating of +27 ... Equaled his previous career season-high in goals while playing in a career-high 77 games ... Had points in consecutive games on three occasions, including goals in back-to-back contests (Mar. 8-10) for the first time in his career ... Played his 200th NHL game on Mar. 31 at NY Islanders ... Missed five games to illness or injury ... Had 1-2=3 totals in seven playoff games, including his first career multiple-point post-season game with a 1-1=2 effort Apr. 21 vs. Washington.

2010-11: Played his first full NHL season ... Recorded his third career multiple-point game with a 1-1=2 night on Mar. 24 vs. Montreal, which matched his career-high for points in a game ... Had a career-best three-game assist and point streak from Oct. 16-21 (0-3=3 totals) ... Played his 100th NHL game Feb. 9 vs. Montreal ... Missed ten games to injury and did not dress for three games (coach's decision) ... Added 3-6=9 totals in 25 playoff games ... Had a three-game playoff point streak from May 4-14 (2-1=3 totals).

2009-10: Had two multiple-point games, both career-highs for assists and points in a game with two assists each Jan. 5 vs. Ottawa and Jan. 16 in Los Angeles ... Had points in consecutive games on four occasions ... Scored his first NHL goal and point on Dec. 5 vs. Toronto and his first NHL assist on Dec. 10 vs. the Maple Leafs ... Had a two-game conditioning stint in Providence/AHL from Dec. 2-5 with 1-0=1 totals in two AHL Bruins games ... Missed five games to injury ... Did not dress for 24 games (coach's decision) ... Had 2-4=6 totals with 6 PIM in 13 post-season games ... Had points in consecutive games twice ... Played his first NHL playoff game Apr. 15 in Buffalo ... Recorded his first NHL playoff point with an assist Apr. 17 at Buffalo ... Scored his first career NHL playoff goal Apr. 23 in Buffalo.

2008-09: Spent most of the season in Providence/AHL where he led the team in scoring with 20-46=66 totals and 61 penalty minutes in 78 AHL Bruins games ... Was named the AHL's Eddie Shore Award winner as the outstanding defenseman as voted by coaches, players and media members ... Was also named a First Team AHL All-Star ... Set a Providence club record for points by a defenseman while leading all AHL defensemen in scoring with 66 points in addition to plus/minus at +19 ... Was named the team's MVP as well as Best Defenseman ... Added 3-5=8 totals in 16 AHL post-season games ... Was voted into the starting lineup for the Canadian team at the 2009 AHL All-Star Classic ... Recalled once to Boston from Dec. 1-7 and played his first game as a Bruin Dec. 4 at Tampa Bay ... Did not dress for one Boston game (coach's decision).

2007-08: Spent most of the season in Lake Erie/AHL with 8-18=26 totals and 63 PIM in 60 AHL games ... Was second among that team's defensemen in scoring and led all club blueliners in power play points with 17 ... Recalled twice to Colorado, playing four scoreless games ... Played his first NHL game Jan. 5 vs. NY Islanders.

2006-07: Played the season in Albany/AHL where he was second in defenseman scoring with 10-18=28 totals and 125 PIM ... Was the only player to play in all 80 games.

2005-06: Spent the season in Lowell/AHL with 6-26=32 totals while playing in a team-high 74 games ... Was third on the team with 73 PIM.

2004-05: Played his first pro season with Hershey/AHL ... Had 3-12=15 totals and 69 PIM in 80 games ... Led team defensemen in games played.

2002-03: Joined Hershey at the conclusion of his junior season, but did not play in any post-season games with the Bears.

JUNIORS: Played four seasons in the Western Hockey League with Calgary and Moose Jaw ... Had 38-95=133 totals with 307 PIM in 265 career junior games ... Named Calgary's Rookie of the Year in 2000-01 ... Led Moose Jaw in playoff scoring in 2003-04 and was named team playoff MVP ... Was a +25 in 2002-03 ... Won the Hardest Shot competition at the NHL's 2002 Top Prospects Skills Evaluation with a 96 mph blast.

TRANSACTIONS: Colorado's second pick (third round), 61st overall, in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft ... Traded to Boston by Colorado for Matt Hendricks, June 24, 2008.

ETC: Full name, John Paul Boychuk ... Nickname, Boych ... Wife, Sheena; twin daughters Kenzie and Zoey ... Was awarded a penalty shot on Apr. 10, 2013, becoming the first Boston defenseman to take one since Ray Bourque on Mar. 19, 1994 ... His six playoff goals in 2013 were more than he has scored in any one NHL regular season.

CONTRACT STATUS: Is in year three of a three-year contract with an NHL cap figure of $3,366,667.

NHL FIRSTS:
Game - Jan. 5, 2008 vs. NY Islanders
Goal/Point - Dec. 5, 2009 vs. Toronto
Assist - Dec. 10, 2009 vs. Toronto

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