Friday, May, 29, 2015
GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- The Arizona Coyotes announced today that Radio Color Analyst Nick Boynton has been reinstated by the Club. Boynton was suspended on March 26 after being involved in an incident in a Buffalo casino. On May 8, Boynton plead guilty to disorderly conduct charges and agreed to perform 100 hours of community service as well as continue with alcohol counseling.
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"I’ve met with Nick several times and he knows he made a terrible mistake," said Coyotes Co-Owner, President and CEO Anthony LeBlanc. "Nick is a good person and everyone deserves a second chance. He recently completed his alcohol counseling program and will now be reinstated as our radio color analyst."
The 36-year-old Boynton played 11 seasons in the NHL with Boston, Phoenix, Florida, Anaheim, Chicago and Philadelphia. In 2010, he won a Stanley Cup as a member of the Chicago Blackhawks.
Boynton, a native of Nobleton, Ontario, played 605 career NHL games recording 34-110-144 and 862 penalty minutes. He played two seasons with the Coyotes from 2006-2008 appearing in 138 games and registering 5-18-23 and 263 penalty minutes.
Boynton was originally drafted by the Washington Capitals (1st round, 9th overall) in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft. He re-entered the draft in 1999 and was selected 21st overall by the Boston Bruins.