Johnny Boychuk (D)
CAREER: 2008-09: More than doubled previous career-high in points with 66, including 20 goals and 46 assists for Providence en route to becoming the P-Bruins’ franchise leader in points among defensemen… Tied for P-Bruins team-lead in points… Named AHL’s Eddie Shore Award winner as Outstanding Defenseman, Team Canada AHL All-Star starter and AHL First Team All-Star… Received Providence’s Most Valuable Player and Best Defenseman awards as voted on by teammates… Led AHL blue-liners in shots with 289… Scored eight points (3g, 5a) in 16 postseason games… Enjoyed six point-streaks of at least three games, including six-game run (2g, 9a) in October… Appeared in 300th professional game, recording two assists, on October 12 vs. Springfield… Totaled 15 multiple-point games, registering three points on five occasions… Named Reebok/AHL Player of the Week October 20 after totaling seven points (g, 6a) and plus-three rating in three games… Won P-Bruins October Player of the Month honor after scoring 12 points (2g, 10a) in eight games… Scored goal and finished with season-best plus-five rating on November 14 vs. Worcester… Earned only NHL recall of season on December 1, making Boston debut at Tampa Bay on December 4… Tallied 100th pro assist on January 7 at Manchester… Named co-winner of CCM/AHL Player of the Month for March after scoring 13 points (5g, 8a) with plus-12 rating in 14 games… Registered first P-Bruins playoff points in three-point game (2g, a) on April 19 at Portland, taking 10 shots to tie Providence single-game playoff record for shots and set mark for defensemen… 2007-08: Spent most of season with Lake Erie, finishing second in scoring among Monsters defenseman and led the blue-liners with 17 power play points... Made NHL debut for Colorado on January 5 vs. New York Islanders and went scoreless in four games spanning two call-ups... Recorded seven multi-point contests for Monsters with two points each game... Had four-game point-streak in February… 2006-07: Only Albany player to appear in all 80 games... Finished second in scoring among blue-liners, helped by 10 goals... Netted first professional hat trick December 23 at Syracuse... Appeared in first pro playoff game on April 18 at Hershey, tallying first point that night with assist... Scored first pro playoff goal on April 22 vs. Hershey... 2005-06: Had six multi-point games with a high of three helpers on January 27 vs. Hartford... Had points in five games in a row in February... 2004-05: Appeared in all 80 games in rookie year for Hershey... 2003-04: Named Moose Jaw’s playoff MVP after leading club in scoring... 2002-03: Joined Hershey at conclusion of junior season but did not appear in a game... 2001-02: Won Hardest Shot competition at NHL’s 2002 Top Prospect Skills Evaluation.