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."
I'm just excited about the opportunity. I've been on the ice earlier than usual and in the weight room, pushing around a little more weights than usual. Every day I go into a workout with a smile on my face and ready to go. When you do have a little more responsibility, you want to take your lunch pail and get ready to work.
— Brian Elliott to Jeremy Rutherford of the Post-Dispatch on being the Blues' No. 1 goalie