COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have claimed center Darryl Boyce off waivers from the Toronto Maple Leafs, club Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Scott Howson announced February 25.
Boyce, 27, has recorded one goal and one assist for two points and 16 penalty minutes in 17 games with the Maple Leafs, while adding 4-6-10 and 22 penalty minutes in 22 games for the American Hockey League’s Toronto Marlies this season. He has collected 6-9-15, 49 penalty minutes and has a cumulative plus/minus rating of +5 in 64 career NHL games. In 191 career AHL games, he has notched 32-59-91, 320 penalty minutes and a +9 plus/minus rating.
A native of Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Boyce spent four seasons with the Toronto St. Michael’s Majors of the Ontario Hockey League and tallied 54-91-145 and 452 penalty minutes in 262 career games from 2001-05. He then spent two seasons at the University of New Brunswick and totaled 29-36-65 and 113 penalty minutes in 53 games. He was signed as a free agent by the Maple Leafs on January 1, 2008.
The Blue Jackets return to action Sunday when the club visits the Pittsburgh Penguins. Game time from CONSOL Energy Center is set for 1 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio HD begins with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 12:30 p.m. The game will also be broadcast live on the Wheeling Island Hotel & Casino Blue Jackets Radio Network, including WWCD 102.5 FM in Columbus, and online at BlueJackets.com.
Single game tickets for the Blue Jackets home games starting at $26 are on sale now at the Nationwide Arena Ticket Office, The OhioHealth Chiller Ice Rinks and all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers. Fans can also purchase tickets by phone at (800) 745-3000 or online at BlueJackets.com, the official club web site, and ticketmaster.com.
The 2013 NHL All-Star Game is coming to Columbus Jan. 26-27, 2013. Fans can guarantee access to seats for both the game and Skills Challenge now by reserving a full or partial season ticket plan for the Blue Jackets’ 2012-13 season. Ticket plans start at less than $15 per game. In addition to guaranteed access to All-Star tickets, full and partial-season ticket holders receive a number of great benefits including significant savings versus single-game prices; the best available seat locations; exclusive access to events with players and coaches; and priority access to tickets for most other events at Nationwide Arena and the Jerome Schottenstein Center. For more information, call (800) NHL-COLS or visit BlueJackets.com.