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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: 225 DRAFTED: COL / 2002 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 2nd   (61st overall)
- Had a career-high three-point game in his Islanders debut in the season opener on Oct. 10 at Carolina - Opened the season with a three-game point streak (2g/4a) from Oct. 10-14 - Suffered a lower-body injury on Nov. 6 at Los Angeles and missed one game - Suffered an upper-body injury on Nov. 26 and missed nine games - Scored his first career OT goal on Dec. 29 vs. Washington - Had two assists and matched his career-high with a plus-4 rating on Jan. 19 vs. Philadelphia
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.
Quote of the Day

I was surprised. I knew I got it. It's tough. You never know how hard it is until it registers on the gun. I got pretty much all I could into and you just hope for the best.

— Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber after winning the AMP NHL Hardest Shot event at the 2015 Honda NHL All-Star Skills Competition