The New Jersey Devils today traded forward Brian Boyle to the Nashville Predators, in exchange for Nashville's second-round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft.
Boyle spent the past two seasons with New Jersey, scoring 26 goals and 16 assists for 42 points in 116 games. Following the 2017-18 season, Boyle was named the recipient of the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, awarded annually to the NHL player who "best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey."
"We want to thank Brian for his time here, as he was a big part in helping establish the culture we now have in place," said Devils Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero. "His leadership, dedication and determination served as an inspiration to the entire organization, on and off the ice. We wish him, his wife, Lauren, son, Declan and daughter, Isabella the best of luck in Nashville."
This marks the eighth selection New Jersey will have in the 2019 NHL Draft, including one first, two seconds (New Jersey and Nashville's), Anaheim's third-round choice and the club's original selections in rounds four through seven.