Has been named to a Canadian team for the third time in his career -- was a member of the "taxi" squad at the 2006 Olympics and won a silver medal at the 2005 World Championship.
Was added to the 2006 Olympic team, along with Jay Bouwmeester, after injuries to Scott Niedermayer and Ed Jovanovski.
Boyle after Canada captured a silver medal at the 2005 World Championship: "Maybe another team would be happy with a silver medal but, for us, this is disappointing. We came here for gold. It was a fun experience with the guys and everything, but it was disappointing in the end."
We think that Randy is a very good coach. Our players think that Randy is a very good coach. We think that he's going to get the most out of this group. With the addition of the two assistants, a bit of a different dynamic, we're very comfortable that this is a quality coaching staff that's going to maximize the potential of this team.
— Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis on head coach Randy Carlyle and his staff