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Nick Boynton
Nick Boynton
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Boynton with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2010
Born (1979-01-14) January 14, 1979 (age 42)
Nobleton, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 218 lb (99 kg; 15 st 8 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Right
Played for Boston Bruins
Nottingham Panthers
Phoenix Coyotes
Florida Panthers
Anaheim Ducks
Chicago Blackhawks
Philadelphia Flyers
NHL Draft 9th overall, 1997
Washington Capitals
21st overall, 1999
Boston Bruins
Playing career 1999–2011

Nicholas Carl Boynton (born January 14, 1979) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman who played 11 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Boston Bruins, Phoenix Coyotes, Florida Panthers, Anaheim Ducks, Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers. Boynton was most recently the color analyst for the Arizona Coyotes radio broadcasts.

Playing career

Boynton grew up playing minor hockey in his hometown of Nobleton, Ontario with the NobleKing Knights.[] He played in the 1992 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with the Richmond Hill-Vaughan Kings minor ice hockey team.[1] He played bantam AAA with the Kings before signing as a 15-year-old with the Caledon Canadians Jr. A. club of the Metro Junior Hockey League in 1994-95.[] He was a standout for four seasons with the OHL's Ottawa 67's, finishing his junior career in 1998-99 with 59 points in 51 games.[]

Boynton was originally drafted by the Washington Capitals in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft. After failing to come to terms on a contract with the Capitals, Boynton was eligible to return to the draft, and he was subsequently selected in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft by the Boston Bruins. Boynton played for the Bruins until 2005-06.[]

His best season was 2003-04 when he registered 30 points. During the NHL lockout season of 2004-05, Boynton played for the Nottingham Panthers in the British Elite Ice Hockey League, memorably scoring the equalizing goal in the British Championship Grand Final. On June 26, 2006, he was traded to the Phoenix Coyotes in exchange for fellow defenceman Paul Mara.[]

After two seasons with the Coyotes Boynton was traded at the 2008 NHL Entry Draft along with Keith Ballard and a second round pick to the Florida Panthers for Olli Jokinen on June 20, 2008.[2] In the 2008-09 season, Boynton regained his scoring touch and posted 21 points in 68 games for the Panthers. During the season on February 27, 2009, Boynton was sent home from a Panthers road trip and missed three games for disciplinary reasons, later revealed to be after an argument with coach Peter DeBoer.[3]

On July 9, 2009, he signed a one-year contract with the Anaheim Ducks for the 2009-10 season.[4] After playing in 42 games with the Ducks. Boynton was placed on waivers on February 1, 2010.[5] He was then assigned to the Manitoba Moose of the AHL.[6]

On March 2, 2010, he was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks, he was then assigned to AHL affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs.[7] Boynton was later recalled to the Blackhawks and made his debut in a 4-2 loss to the Ducks on March 17, 2010. On June 9, 2010, he won his first Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks.[8]

On February 26, 2011, Boynton was claimed off of waivers by the Philadelphia Flyers, with whom he played ten games to conclude the 2010-11 season. He retired after the season.[9]

Personal life

Boynton married for the first time on August 3, 2012 to former Chicago media personality Jen Patterson.[10] Boynton and his wife have two children together.[9][] Boynton also has two daughters from a previous relationship.[9]

Shortly before his first NHL training camp, Boynton was diagnosed with Type I Diabetes, but the condition did not affect his ability to play hockey.[11][12]

Boynton has spoken up about the mental and emotional aspects and repercussions of playing hockey in the NHL.[13]

Career statistics

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1993-94 Caledon Canadians MetJHL 4 0 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- --
1994-95 Caledon Canadians MetJHL 44 10 35 45 139 -- -- -- -- --
1995-96 Ottawa 67's OHL 64 10 14 24 90 4 0 3 3 10
1996-97 Ottawa 67's OHL 63 13 51 64 143 24 4 24 28 38
1997-98 Ottawa 67's OHL 40 7 31 38 94 13 0 4 4 24
1998-99 Ottawa 67's OHL 51 11 48 59 83 9 1 9 10 18
1999-2000 Providence Bruins AHL 53 5 14 19 66 12 1 0 1 6
1999-2000 Boston Bruins NHL 5 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2000-01 Providence Bruins AHL 78 6 27 33 105 17 0 2 2 35
2000-01 Boston Bruins NHL 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2001-02 Boston Bruins NHL 80 4 14 18 107 6 1 2 3 8
2002-03 Boston Bruins NHL 78 7 17 24 99 5 0 1 1 4
2003-04 Boston Bruins NHL 81 6 24 30 98 7 0 2 2 2
2004-05 Nottingham Panthers EIHL 9 1 3 4 4 6 1 2 3 22
2005-06 Boston Bruins NHL 54 5 7 12 93 -- -- -- -- --
2006-07 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 59 2 9 11 138 -- -- -- -- --
2007-08 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 79 3 9 12 125 -- -- -- -- --
2008-09 Florida Panthers NHL 68 5 16 21 91 -- -- -- -- --
2009-10 Anaheim Ducks NHL 42 1 6 7 59 -- -- -- -- --
2009-10 Manitoba Moose AHL 9 0 4 4 4 -- -- -- -- --
2009-10 Rockford IceHogs AHL 6 0 1 1 18 -- -- -- -- --
2009-10 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 7 0 1 1 12 3 0 0 0 2
2010-11 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 41 1 7 8 36 -- -- -- -- --
2010-11 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 10 0 0 0 4 -- -- -- -- --
NHL totals 605 34 110 144 862 21 1 5 6 16

Awards and honours

References

  1. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "Cats acquire two D, pick". Florida Panthers. 2008-06-20. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Panthers send Boynton home from road trip". sportingnews. 2009-02-27. Archived from the original on 2009-12-17. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Anaheim signs veteran defender Nick Boynton". Anaheim Ducks. 2009-07-09. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "Nick Boynton on waivers". thescore.com. 2010-02-01. Archived from the original on 2012-07-13. Retrieved .
  6. ^ "Ducks assign Boynton to Moose". Manitoba Moose. 2010-02-03. Archived from the original on 2010-02-10. Retrieved .
  7. ^ "Blackhawks acquire Nick Boynton from Anaheim". NHL. 2010-03-02. Retrieved .
  8. ^ "Boynton just wants to fit in". Daily Herald. 2010-03-18. Retrieved .
  9. ^ a b c Kuc, Chris (June 22, 2013). "Nick Boynton: New father Nick Boynton revels in Chicago Blackhawks success". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2014.
  10. ^ "2126 news and notes". chicagoradiomedia.com. 2013-02-03. Retrieved .
  11. ^ Jarashow, Jonathan (March 14, 2014). "Stanley Cup Winning Hockey Star Nick Boynton on Managing Diabetes". diabetesdigest.com. Retrieved 2018.
  12. ^ Meltzer, Bill (2002-03-20). "Diabetes no barrier for Boynton". NHL. Retrieved .[dead link]
  13. ^ "Everything's Not O.K. | By Nick Boynton". The Players' Tribune. Retrieved .

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