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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)
Established career highs in goals (9), assists (26), points (35) and power-play goals (5) in 72 games during his first season with the Islanders...Finished second on the team in average time on ice (21:40)...Led the Islanders and placed 20th in the NHL with 149 blocked shots...Ranked second amongst Islander defensemen in points, goals and plus-minus rating (+15)...Tied for fourth on the Islanders in power-play points (5g/10a)...Had a career-high, three-point game in his Islanders debut 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...Recorded his 100th career point (assist) on Jan. 29 vs. Boston...Agreed to a seven-year deal on Mar. 12.
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 think everyone left it out there. Every game this season, regular season and playoffs, we played as hard as we could. We're not out of the playoffs right now because of lack of effort, and that's all that we can ask of each other.

— Predators defenseman Seth Jones after Nashville was eliminated by Chicago in Game 6 on Saturday