|2017-2018||New Jersey Devils|
Boyle signed a two-year contract as a free agent with the New Jersey Devils on July 1, 2017. But before he could make his debut with New Jersey, he had to overcome cancer.
The veteran forward was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia, a type of bone marrow cancer, during training camp. The cancer was treatable with medication, and Boyle made his season debut for New Jersey on Nov. 1. He scored 10 goals in his first 25 games, including one on Hockey Fights Cancer Night at Prudential Center, a 3-2 win against the Vancouver Canucks on Nov. 24. Boyle missed three games after his season debut and represented the Devils at the 2018 Honda NHL All-Star Game.