Boyd, a forward, was selected by the Washington Capitals in the sixth round (No. 177) by the Washington Capitals and signed his first pro contract on March 31, 2015, after playing four seasons at the University of Minnesota, where he had 41 points (19 goals, 22 assists) as a senior. Before that, he spent two seasons with the U.S. National Development Team.
Gersich played most of the next three seasons with Hershey of the American Hockey League. He was named a Second-Team AHL All-Star in 2016-17 after finishing with 63 points (16 goals, 47 assists) in 76 games.