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's only 17 but he can see the ice so well and he moves the puck and goes to the open ice all the time, so I just think he's a player that is ready to play in the NHL. I'm really looking forward to coaching someone like this.
— U.S. National Junior Team coach Ron Wilson on Auston Matthews, the projected No. 1 pick of the 2016 NHL Draft