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Johnny Boychuk

Johnny Boychuk  #55

New York Islanders  Defenseman
NUMBER: 55 BIRTHDATE: January 19, 1984  (AGE 31)
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Edmonton, AB, Canada
WEIGHT: 227 DRAFTED: COL / 2002 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 2nd   (61st overall)
Skated in his 400th career NHL game on Oct. 23 vs BOS
AHL First All-Star Team (2009) Eddie Shore Award (AHL Outstanding Defenseman) (2009) Traded to Boston by Colorado for Matt Hendricks, June 24, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Salzburg (Austria), November 16, 2012. Traded to NY Islanders by Boston for Philadelphia's 2nd round choice (previously acquired, Boston selected Brandon Carlo) in 2015 Entry Draft and future considerations, October 4, 2014.
Quote of the Day

It's cool when you think about how many great American players have played the game and the two players that were at that 18-game point streak and what they've done in their careers. It's pretty cool right now, but it was kind of overshadowed by the loss.

— Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane after breaking the record for longest point streak by an American-born player with a goal and an assist in a 3-2 overtime loss against the Kings
World Cup of Hockey 2016