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55 Johnny Boychuk D

New York Islanders

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March 20, 2021 02:48 PM
Islanders' Johnny Boychuk: Still with the team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boychuk (eye) has been an unofficial coach for the Islanders this season, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.

Boychuk has been on the ice for the Isles during some practices and is also learning from general manager Lou Lamoriello during games. Boychuk's playing days are over due to the injury, but his contract still runs through the 2021-22 season. He has not stated if he wants to remain in hockey, but a coaching or front office role could be in his future.

January 14, 2021 04:52 AM
Islanders' Johnny Boychuk: Officially placed on LTIR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boychuk was officially placed on LTIR by the Islanders on Wednesday, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.

Boychuk has unofficially retired from playing in the NHL, as an eye injury suffered last season has ended his career. The Islanders have elected to place him on LTIR for salary cap purposes, since this allows them to go above the cap and sign several other players.

November 25, 2020 12:48 PM
Islanders' Johnny Boychuk: Announces retirement
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boychuk will end his professional career due to an eye injury suffered during the 2019-20 campaign, the Islanders announced Wednesday.

Boychuk played in just three of the team's 22 games in the postseason last year. Even when he was on the ice, the blueliner averaged just 10:56 of ice time in which he garnered four shots, nine blocks and six hits. Over the course of his 13-year NHL career, the 36-year-old Edmonton native saw action in 725 games for Colorado, Boston and New York and racked up 54 goals and 152 helpers along the way. The veteran blueliner chipped in another 30 points in 104 postseason contests that included a Stanley Cup championship with the Bruins in 2011. Given the team's release stated that Boychuk's career was ending, rather than retiring, he figures to spend the final two years of his deal on long-term injured reserve.

September 15, 2020 08:04 PM
Islanders' Johnny Boychuk: Back in action Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boychuk will play Tuesday's Game 5 against the Lightning, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.

The elder statesman on the Islanders' blue line has only suited up once in the postseason -- back in Game 1 against Florida on Aug. 1. Boychuk dealt with an undisclosed injury but was reportedly cleared to play as early as Aug. 24, so he's been serving as a healthy scratch for the 11 games since. Michael Dal Colle exits the lineup as a healthy scratch.

August 24, 2020 01:20 PM
Islanders' Johnny Boychuk: Available against Flyers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boychuk (undisclosed) has been cleared to play in Monday's Game 1 matchup with Philadelphia, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.

Boychuk has been out of action since the first play-in round clash with the Panthers on Aug. 1. The Edmonton native should be in the mix for a spot in the lineup, though coach Barry Trotz may not want to change up the blue line after the Isles beat Washington 4-0 to clinch the previous series in Game 5.

August 20, 2020 07:52 PM
Islanders' Johnny Boychuk: Still sidelined for Game 5
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boychuk (undisclosed) won't be in the lineup for Thursday's Game 5 matchup with the Captials, Brian Compton of NHL.com reports.

Boychuk took warmups as the seventh defensemen Thursday, signaling a return could be nearing for the veteran. Instead, it will be the eighth-straight game missed for the 36-year-old, with Andy Greene remaining in the lineup. Boychuk's next chance to suit up will either be in the second round, or for Saturday's Game 6 pending the result Thursday.

August 18, 2020 07:48 PM
Islanders' Johnny Boychuk: Still missing time
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boychuck (undisclosed) won't be in the lineup for Tuesday's Game 4 matchup against Washington, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.

Boychuck will miss his seventh straight game with the undisclosed issue, but could be nearing a return, as he's been practicing with the team the past week. Devon Toews and Scott Mayfield will man the third defensive pairing, and Boychuck's next chance to suit up will either be in the second round with a Islanders win, or Thursday for Game 5.

August 16, 2020 11:48 AM
Islanders' Johnny Boychuk: Stays on shelf Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boychuk (undisclosed) won't play in Sunday's Game 3 versus the Capitals, per the NHL's official media site.

Boychuk will miss a sixth straight game, but he has been practicing for a week now and could be nearing a return. His next opportunity to gear up will be Tuesday's Game 4.

August 14, 2020 09:04 PM
Islanders' Johnny Boychuk: Out again Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boychuk (undisclosed) won't be in the lineup for Friday's Game 2 against the Capitals, Brian Compton of NHL.com reports.

Boychuk took warmups prior to Game 1, so he'd likely be available for the Islanders if needed. However, Andy Greene has been playing well in his absence, so there's no reason for coach Barry Trotz to shake up his lineup right now. The veteran blueliner's next opportunity to return to game action will arrive Sunday.

August 13, 2020 03:08 AM
Islanders' Johnny Boychuk: Won't play Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boychuk (undisclosed) took warmups but didn't participate in line rushes, indicating he'll miss Wednesday's Game 1 matchup with Washington, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

The fact that Boychuk was on the ice for warmups indicates he should be close to returning to action. At this point, fantasy player can probably consider him a game-time call for Friday's Game 2 clash. Given the fact that Boychuk has just one point in his last 31 outings, his fantasy value in DFS contests should be considered low-end, at best.

August 11, 2020 02:24 PM
Islanders' Johnny Boychuk: Back at practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boychuk (undisclosed) was a full participant in Tuesday's practice, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.

Coach Barry Trotz labeled Boychuk "highly probable" for Game 1 against the Capitals on Monday, and the blueliner has been practicing since Sunday, so at this point it's safe to assume he'll be available for Wednesday's series opener. The 36-year-old vet only picked up 11 points in 64 games during the regular season, so he won't be a popular option in daily fantasy contests or playoff pools going forward.

August 11, 2020 04:56 AM
Islanders' Johnny Boychuk: Trending in right direction
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boychuk (undisclosed) is nearing a return to action, as coach Barry Trotz called him "highly probable" for Wednesday's Game 1 matchup with Washington, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.

Boychuk logged just 5:17 of ice time in Game 1 versus the Panthers before missing the following three contests due to his undisclosed issue. If the blueliner gets the green light to play Wednesday, it could be Scott Mayfield who gets bumped from the lineup.

August 9, 2020 03:24 PM
Islanders' Johnny Boychuk: Practices Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boychuk (undisclosed) participated in practice Sunday, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.

Head coach Barry Trotz said everyone practiced for the Islanders on Sunday, suggesting that Boychuk is good to go. The blueliner's availability will likely be confirmed prior to Game 1 versus the Capitals if he is able to take warmups before that contest.

August 7, 2020 11:52 AM
Islanders' Johnny Boychuk: Unavailable for Game 4
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boychuk (undisclosed) has been ruled out for Friday's Game 4 matchup with the Panthers, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.

Boychuk will miss his third straight game after suffering an undisclosed injury in Game 1. With the Edmonton native on the shelf, the Islanders will continue to roll out Andy Greene on the top pairing with Nick Leddy. Even once cleared to play, Boychuk likely won't offer much in terms of fantasy value given his limited offensive upside.

August 5, 2020 11:56 AM
Islanders' Johnny Boychuk: Ruled out Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boychuk (undisclosed) will not be in the lineup for Game 3 against the Panthers on Wednesday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

With Boychuk still sidelined, the Isles will continue to utilize Andy Greene alongside Nick Leddy. Considering Boychuk has managed just one assist in his last 31 appearances, fantasy players shouldn't be banking on him producing offensively once cleared to return.

August 4, 2020 11:40 AM
Islanders' Johnny Boychuk: Unavailable Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boychuk (undisclosed) isn't on the ice for pregame warmups and won't play Tuesday against the Panthers, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.

Boychuk exited Saturday's Game 1 win over Florida after taking a hit to the head and hasn't practiced since. Noah Dobson or Andy Greene will take the 36-year-old blueliner's spot in the lineup for Tuesday's Game 2.

August 4, 2020 03:20 AM
Islanders' Johnny Boychuk: Misses practice Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boychuk (undisclosed) was not in attendance for Monday's practice, Brian Compton of NHL.com reports.

Coach Barry Trotz didn't have an official update on Boychuk, telling reporters only that a defenseman would replace Boychuk in the lineup if he is unable to play. The Edmonton native managed just one shot before being forced to exit Saturday's Game 1 after 5:17 of ice time. Noah Dobson or Andy Greene figures to slot into the lineup if Boychuk can't play versus the Panthers on Tuesday.

August 2, 2020 03:20 AM
Islanders' Johnny Boychuk: Leaves Saturday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boychuk (undisclosed) left Saturday's contest against the Panthers and did not return, Brian Compton of NHL.com reports.

After the game, there wasn't an immediate update on Boychuk's condition. He took a hit to the head in the second period and left the ice. For now, he'll be questionable for Tuesday's Game 2 against Florida.

March 21, 2020 07:40 PM
Islanders' Johnny Boychuk: Back to full health
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boychuk has recovered from the skate blade he took to his eyelid and will be able to play if and when the season resumes, the Islanders' web site reports.

This news came from general manager Lou Lamoriello on Saturday. Boychuk took 90 stitches to his eyelid when accidentally cut by a skate blade March 3. The swelling had subsided in the eye and there was no permanent vision damage but Boychuk did have to wait for his vision to clear in that eye. That has now happened and Boychuk will return to action when the NHL decides it is safe to resume play.

March 12, 2020 03:28 AM
Islanders' Johnny Boychuk: Vision problems
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boychuk has stated that the vision in his left eye is only about 60 percent, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.

That left eye for Boychuk is also still swollen. This news would seem to indicate that the earliest Boychuk might return to the lineup is Sunday in Pittsburgh. Boychuk was extremely lucky not to suffer any damage to his eye when he was cut by a skate blade and took 90 stitches to his eyelid on March 3. On the season, Boychuk has two goals and nine assists while skating to a minus-11 in 64 games.

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Career Stats
SeasonteamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWFWFL
2020-2100000
2019-20NYI642911-1110000
2018-19NYI74316191010100
2017-18NYI5861218-820300
2016-17NYI66617231111210
2015-16NYI70916251710100
2014-15NYI72926351550120
2013-14BOS75518233100100
2012-13BOS44156500000
2011-12BOS77510152700200
2010-11BOS69313161510100
2009-10BOS51510151000000
2008-09BOS1000000000
2007-08COL4000100001
Total725541522061231211231
More Career Stats
SeasonteamGPSOGS%TOI/GSHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2020-210000
2019-20NYI64962.117:1714205.40132.0214007
2018-19NYI741571.918:49186449:53111:42251010
2017-18NYI581414.320:11141731:40150:11302010
2016-17NYI661553.920:431576119:54138:2819107
2015-16NYI701655.521:21173367:49164:15311013
2014-15NYI721924.721:401822192:03147:0814007
2013-14BOS751423.521:11201323:15218:06451020
2012-13BOS44751.320:2311358:11111:0412006
2011-12BOS771712.920:36195425:24171:18533114
2010-11BOS691541.920:29174670:20151:14453110
2009-10BOS51965.217:38114859:3659:1843324
2008-09BOS100.014:00200:480:340000
2007-08COL430.08:45504:070:000000
Total72515473.520:0217898658:241555:19331154108
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/226
Birthdate:
01/19/1984
Age:
37
Hometown:
Edmonton, AB
Team:
New York Islanders
School:

NHL Experience:
13