Brian Boyle (C)
2006-07 Season: Made his NHL debut with the Los Angeles Kings against the New Jersey Devils on February 2, 2008…Registered his first NHL goal and two assists for three points in his debut…Became the 17th player in Kings history to score in his debut…Collected five points (4-1=5) in eight games with the Kings…Appeared in 70 regular season games with the Monarchs…Recorded 62 points (31-31=62) and 87 penalty minutes…His 31 goals led Manchester and all AHL rookies…His 62 points were ranked second on the Monarchs and second among AHL rookies (trailing teammate Teddy Purcell)…His 16 power play goals led all AHL rookies (tied for third overall)…Led all AHL rookies with six game-winning goals…Netted first professional hat trick against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on December 22, 2007…Selected to the AHL All-Rookie Team…Named AHL Rookie of the Month for January 2008 after recording 12 points (6-6=12) and a plus-6 rating in 12 games…Honored as the Manchester Monarchs Booster Club Player of the Year on April 12, 2008…Named the Union Leader Fan Favorite on April 12, 2008.
Career Highlights: Made his professional debut with the Monarchs against the Worcester Sharks on April 14, 2007…Recorded his first professional point, an assist, against the Sharks in game two of the Atlantic Division Semifinals of the 2007 Calder Cup playoffs on April 20, 2007…Scored his first goal, on the power play, the following night against the Sharks on April 21, 2007…Tallied the game-winning goal in double overtime to earn the Monarchs their first playoff series victory, knocking out the Sharks four games to two on April 28, 2007…Finished the 2007 Calder Cup playoffs fifth on the Monarchs squad with eight points (3-5=8)…Completed his senior season at Boston College atop the team’s leader board with 53 points (19-34=53) in all 42 games during the 2006-07 season…His 34 assists also led the Eagles…Served as the team captain…Earned American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA) All-American first-team honors…Garnered Hockey East All-Conference first-team accolades…Shared the Norman F. Dailey Memorial Award (with Corey Schneider) as the team’s Most Valuable Player…Earned the Herb Gallagher Award from the New England hockey writers as the region’s top forward…Earned All-Tournament honors (at defense) at both the NCAA Tournament’s Frozen Four and the NCAA Tournament’s Northeast Regional in Manchester, New Hampshire...Selected as the Hockey East Player of the Month for April of 2007…Won the Hockey East scoring title with 37 points (13-24=37) in 27 conference contests…Finished second on the team with a collegiate high 22 goals and 52 points (22-30=52) in 42 games with the Boston College Eagles for the 2005-06 season…Ranked first with 30 assists…Earned American Hockey Coaches Association second-team honors and Hockey East All-Conference first-team honors…Shared the John A. “Snooks” Kelley Award (with fellow Monarchs defenseman Peter Harrold) as the player who best typifies Boston College hockey…Earned All-Tournament team honors at the NCAA Tournament’s Northeast Regionals…Recorded seven points (2-5=7) in four games to gain All-Tournament recognition at the Hockey East Tournament…Earned Hockey East Player of the Month honors for February in 2006…Earned the James E. Tiernan Memorial Award as the Eagles Most Improved Player for the 2004-05 season…Gained Hockey East Tournament Most Valuable Player honors and All-Tournament honors after tallying four goals and two assists in four tournament games…Received Florida College Classic All-Tournament honors and NCAA Tournament East Regional All-Tournament accolades during his sophomore year…Collected 140 points (65-75=140) and 294 penalty minutes in 159 games over four seasons (2003-07) with Boston College.
Transactions: Selected by the Los Angeles Kings in the first-round (26th overall) in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft…Signed an amateur tryout agreement with the Monarchs on April 14, 2007…Inked a two-year contract with the Kings on April 16, 2007.