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Aug. 12: Capitals Sign Free Agent Left Wing Boyd Kane

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals

Capitals Sign Free Agent Left Wing Boyd Kane

WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 12 – The Washington Capitals have signed free agent left wing Boyd Kane, who most recently played in the NHL with the Philadelphia Flyers, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. In keeping with club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Last season Kane served as captain for the Calder Cup champion Philadelphia Phantoms of the AHL. He totaled nine goals, 15 assists (24 points) and 112 penalty minutes in 58 games with the Phantoms in 2003-04.

Kane, 27, was originally chosen 72nd overall (third round) by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft but did not sign. He went back into the draft and was selected 114th overall (fourth round) by the New York Rangers in the 1998 draft. He was traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for Gordie Dwyer Oct. 10, 2002, and signed with Philadelphia as a free agent July 14, 2003. The 6' 2", 218-pound native of Swift Current, Sask., recorded seven penalty minutes in seven games with the Flyers in 2003-04, his only NHL action.

Prior to beginning his professional career in 1998-99, Kane spent four seasons playing for the Regina Pats of the WHL. 

Boyd Kane 

Position: Left Wing

Birthday: April 18, 1978 (Swift Current, Sask.)

Height: 6-2         Weight: 218         Shoots: Left

Acquired: Signed as a free agent, Aug. 12, 2005.

 

Career Statistics:

                                                                                 Regular Season                                             Playoffs

Year        Team                        League          GP      G       A     Pts      PIM          GP      G       A     Pts   PIM

1994-95    Regina                      WHL               25       6       5      11          6             4       0       0       0       0     

1995-96    Regina                      WHL               72      21      42      63       155            11       5       7      12      12

1996-97    Regina                      WHL               66      25      50      75       154             5       1       1       2      15

1997-98    Regina                      WHL               68      48      45      93       133             9       5       7      12      29

1998-99    Charlotte                   ECHL             12       5       6      11         14              -        -        -        -        -

               Hartford                     AHL               56       3       5       8         23              -        -        -        -        -

1999-00    Charlotte                   ECHL             47      10      19      29       117              -        -        -        -        -

               Hartford                     AHL                 8       0       0       0          9              -        -        -        -        -

               Binghamton               UHL                 3       0       2       2          4             1       0       0       0       0

2000-01    Charlotte                   ECHL             12       9       8      17          6              -        -        -        -        -

               Hartford                     AHL               56      11      17      28         81             5       2       0       2       2                 

2001-02    Hartford                     AHL               78      17      22      39       193            10       2       1       3      50     

2002-03    Springfield                 AHL               72      15      22      37       121             6       3       1       4       8

2003-04    Philadelphia               AHL               73      13      22      35       177            12       0       1       1      39

               Philadelphia             NHL                7       0       0       0          7              -        -        -        -        -

2004-05    Philadelphia               AHL               58       9      15      24       112            21       0       7       7      28

              

               TOTALS                  NHL                7       0       0       0          7              -        -        -        -        

 

 

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