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Islanders acquire rights to D Dan Boyle in trade with Sharks for conditional draft pick

Thursday, 06.05.2014 / 4:45 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Islanders acquire rights to D Dan Boyle in trade with Sharks for conditional draft pick

UNIONDALE, N.Y. - The New York Islanders acquired the negotiating rights to potential free agent defenceman Dan Boyle from the San Jose Sharks for a conditional pick in next year's draft.

The 37-year-old Boyle can become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. The Sharks will receive a fifth-round pick from New York, but that will bump up to a fourth-round selection if Boyle signs with the Islanders before next season.

Boyle earned just under $7 million with the Sharks this season. He led the club's defencemen with 36 points and 12 goals in 75 games and added four assists in San Jose's first-round, seven-game playoff loss to Los Angeles.

In 954 regular-season NHL games over 15 years with Florida, Tampa Bay and San Jose, Boyle has 144 goals and 417 assists.

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If you want to prove people wrong, you've just got to go out and do it. Yeah, we blew 3-2 series leads the last two years, but no one is going remember that if we go out there on Saturday night and beat these guys and go play in the Stanley Cup Final. We need to get back to work and we'll start to do that tomorrow.

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