BOSTON, MA -- Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, Saturday, October 4, that the club has traded defenseman Johnny Boychuk to the New York Islanders in exchange for two second round draft picks (the Philadelphia Flyers second round pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft and the New York Islanders second round pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft) and a conditional third round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft.
The Bruins would acquire the conditional 2015 third round pick from the Isles if New York trades Boychuk during the 2014-15 season to an Eastern Conference team. Chiarelli will be available to the media on Saturday, October 4 at 4:30 p.m. in the TD Garden Black Walls Area to discuss the transaction. The Bruins Communications Staff will provide audio and a full transcript of the press availability session.
Boychuk has skated in 321 regular season NHL games -- four with Colorado and 317 with Boston – and has accrued 19 goals and 56 assists for 75 points with a combined +89 rating. The defenseman appeared in 79 postseason contests with Boston, where he tallied 13 goals and 14 assists. During the Bruins 2011 Stanley Cup Championship run, Boychuk skated in all 25 games and notched three goals and six assists.
The 30-year-old from Edmonton, Alberta was drafted by the Colorado Avalanche in the second round (61st overall) in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. Boychuk was acquired by Boston from Colorado on June 24, 2008 for Matt Hendricks.
TRANSACTION: The Boston Bruins trade defenseman Johnny Boychuk to the New York Islanders in exchange for two second round picks in the 2015 and 2016 NHL Drafts and a conditional third round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft.