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Six things you should know about new forward Brian Boyle

by Michelle Gingras / Tampa Bay Lightning

Get to know new Lightning forward Brian Boyle (@BriBrows22). He signed a three-year contract with the Lightning on July 1.

1. Brian is the middle child in a family of 13 children. That's right, he has 12 siblings.

2. The Ottawa Senators drafted Boyle's younger brother, Timothy, in the fourth round of the 2012 NHL Draft.

3. Boyle was featured on 24/7 at the Rangers Ugly Christmas sweater party where he came as Buddy the Elf.

4. Boyle was on his honeymoon when he received the news that he was headed to Tampa, and ironically Boyle's wife is from Orlando, FL.

5. Boyle was drafted 26th overall by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2003 NHL entry draft.

6. Boyle collected six goals and 12 assists in 82 games with the Rangers last season and was second on the team for hits with 154.

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