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Maple Leafs Acquire Brian Boyle from Lightning

by Toronto Maple Leafs / MapleLeafs.com

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced Monday that the hockey club has acquired forward Brian Boyle from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for forward Byron Froese and a 2nd round draft pick in 2017.

Boyle, 32, has skated in 54 games with the Lightning this season, registering 22 points (13 goals, nine assists) and 48 penalty minutes. The Hingham, Massachusetts native has played in 603 career NHL regular season games, collecting 166 points (93 goals, 73 assists) and 470 penalty minutes. Boyle has also appeared in 100 NHL post-season games with the Lightning and Rangers, tallying 26 points (15 goals, 11 assists). He was originally drafted in the 1st round (26th overall) by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.

Froese, 25, skated in two games with the Maple Leafs this season. The Winkler, Manitoba native also appeared in 48 games with the Toronto Marlies, registering 39 points (24 goals, 15 assists) and 18 penalty minutes.

The Maple Leafs begin a three-game road trip on Tuesday in California against the San Jose Sharks.

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