The Nashville Predators have acquired center Dustin Boyd from the Calgary Flames for a fourth-round pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. Boyd, 23, was the Flames' third-round selection, 98th overall, in the 2004 Entry Draft. He's been in a scoring slump lately, posting points in only two of his past 15 games.
Boyd had 8 goals, including two game winners, and 11 assists with 15 penalty minutes and was plus-5 in 60 games this season. He has 28 goals and 57 points with 35 penalty minutes and is minus-12 in 192 NHL games. Boyd may not score much but he makes them count. He has seven game winners from his 28 career winners.
He seemed to thrive on his own and didn't really need any push from me. I certainly don't want to get in the way of the coaches. You see how that goes sometimes. I never really worried about it and just enjoyed the ride.
— David Ekblad on his son's [Aaron Ekblad] journey to the NHL, signing with the Florida Panthers