|BIRTHPLACE:||Hingham, MA, USA|
|DRAFTED:||LAK: 2003-26 overall|
|Prep School Player of the Year (2003) Hockey East First All-Star Team (2006, 2007) NCAA East Second All-American Team (2006) NCAA East First All-American Team (2007) NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (2007) AHL All-Rookie Team (2008) Traded to NY Rangers by Los Angeles for NY Rangers' 3rd round choice (Jordan Weal) in 2010 Entry Draft, June 27, 2009.|
2011-12: Established a career-high in assists (15). ... Ranked second on the team and tied for 14th in the NHL in hits (236), and ranked seventh among NHL forwards in blocked shots (83). ... Is one of seven Rangers who skated in all 82 games. ... Named the John Halligan Good Guy Award. ... The Rangers posted a record of 20-3-1 when he registered a point. ... Recorded two primary assists, including one on the power play, and three shots in 16:02 of ice time on Apr. 5 at PIT; His second assist of the contest was his career-high, 15th of the season. ... Recorded the game-winning goal on Mar. 28 at WPG. ... Was credited with three hits and won a game-high, 13-22 faceoffs (59%) in 17:06 of ice time in the NHL Winter Classic on Jan. 2 at PHI. ... Recorded the game-winning goal on Nov. 25 at WSH. ... Recorded assists in consecutive games on Nov. 11 vs. CAR and Nov. 15 at NYI (two assists over the span). ... Was credited with a season-high, five hits in 12:44 of ice time while skating in his 200th career NHL game on Nov. 3 vs. ANA. ... Tallied one shorthanded assist on Oct. 20 at CGY. ... Notched his first goal of the season and led all forwards with three blocked shots on Oct. 18 at VAN. ... Established playoff career highs in games played (17), goals (three), assists (three), points (six), game-winning goals (two) and penalty minutes (15). ... Tied for second on the team in game-winning goals and fifth in goals during the post season. ... Notched his first career playoff point with the game-winning goal on Apr. 12 vs. Ottawa in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal … Opened the playoffs with a three-game goal streak (three goals) from Apr. 12 vs. Ottawa to Apr. 16 at Ottawa, becoming the fourth player in franchise history to register a goal in each of the first three games of a post season. ... Recorded a career-high, 31:05 minutes of ice time on May 2 at Washington ... Registered his first career playoff assist on May 5 at Washington. 2010-11: Established career-highs in goals (21), points (35), games played (82), power play goals (four), power play points (four), and shots on goal (218). ... One of four Rangers to skate in all 82 games. ... Led the team in shots, tied for fourth in goals and ranked first on the team and 11th in the NHL with 240 hits. ... Led the Rangers and tied for second in the NHL with a career-high, three shorthanded assists, and tied for second on the team and 11th in the league with a career-high, four shorthanded points. ... Tallied two points (one goal, one assist), including his 30th point and 20th goal of the season, was credited with a game-high, five blocked shots, and posted a plus-three rating in a 6-0 win at Washington on Feb. 25. ... Posted career-highs with three points (one goal, two assists) and a plus-3 rating vs. the Islanders on Dec. 27. ... Tallied his first career shorthanded goal on Nov. 24 at Tampa Bay. ... Notched two, third-period goals to tie the score at three and send the game into overtime, and registered a plus-two rating in the home opener on Oct. 15 vs. Toronto. ... Led the Rangers during the playoffs in shots (25), tied for third in hits (20) and ranked second among team forwards in blocked shots (six). 2009-10: Made his Rangers debut on Oct. 2 at Pittsburgh. ... Skated in his 100th career NHL game on Mar. 7 vs. Buffalo. ... Three of his four goals were registered against Western Conference opponents. ... Five of his six points were recorded at MSG. ... Tallied his first assist as a Ranger on Oct. 26 vs. Phoenix. ... Tallied his first goal/point, the game-winner, as a Ranger on Oct. 14 vs. Los Angeles. 2008-09: Notched his first career multi-goal game with two goals on Apr. 4 vs. Phoenix. ... Tallied three goals in a four-game span from Mar. 28 at Nashville to Apr. 4 vs. Phoenix. 2007-08: Tallied a goal in back-to-back games from Feb. 2 at New Jersey to Feb. 5 at NY Rangers (two goals). ... Notched two points in NHL debut on Feb. 2 at New Jersey.
2008-09: Posted two, four-game scoring streaks – Dec. 13 vs. Providence to Dec. 17 at Manitoba (one goal and four assists) and Mar. 4 vs. Springfield to Mar. 8 at Worcester (two goals and two assists). 2007-08: Led Manchester and all AHL rookies with 31 goals … Ranked second on Manchester and second among AHL rookies with 62 points … Notched 16 power play goals, the most among AHL rookies and third most in the league overall … Led all AHL rookies with six game-winning goals … Recorded his first professional hat trick on Dec. 22 at Bridgeport … Selected to the AHL All-Rookie Team … Named AHL Rookie of the Month for the month of January after recording 12 points (six goals and six assists) and a plus-6 rating in 12 games. 2006-07: Tied for third on Manchester in playoff goals (three) and tied for fifth on the team in playoff assists (five) and points (eight).
2006-07: Captained Boston College to the NCAA Championship Game, scoring the team’s only goal in the game … Won his second Hockey East championship and advanced to the NCAA Frozen Four for the third time in his collegiate career … Established a career-high with 53 points (19 goals and 34 assists) … Ranked first on his team in assists and second in power play goals (eight) … Selected to the AHCA All-American First Team and Hockey East All-Conference First Team … Earned All-New England honors at the Hockey Writers Banquet, All-Tournament Honors as a defenseman at the NCAA Tournament’s Northeast Regional in Manchester, NH., and the Herb Gallagher Award as the region’s best forward. 2005-06: Led Boston College to the NCAA Championship Game … Earned AHCA All-American Second Team honors and Hockey East All-Conference First Team honors … Shared the program’s John A. “Snooks” Kelley Award as the player who best typifies Boston College hockey … Earned All-Tournament team honors at the NCAA Tournament’s Northeast Regional … Gained All-Tournament recognition at the Hockey East Tournament, recording seven point (two goals and five assists) in four games … Ranked second on Boston College with 52 points (22 goals and 30 assists) … Was second in the conference with a plus-31 rating … Had 18 multi-point performances, three four-point games and four three-point games … Had five multi-goal games, including one four goal performance and one three-goal performance … Earned Hockey East Player of the Month honors for the month of February. 2004-05: Earned the James E. Tiernan Memorial Award as Boston College’s Most Improved Player … Gained Hockey East Tournament Most Valuable Player honors (and All-Tournament honors) after tallying four goals and two assists in four games … Earned Florida College Classic All-Tournament honors and NCAA Tournament East Regional All-Tournament honors … Had five multi-point games, including two multi-goal efforts … Tied for fourth in the NCAA with 13 power play goals. 2003-04: Registered eight points (five goals and three assists) in 35 games with Boston College.
Is a fan of the Boston Red Sox. ... Nicknamed “Boyler”. ... Is the seventh of 13 children. ... Appeared in the “Ice Cold Killers” fashion feature in the November 2012 issue of Esquire Magazine. ... Is an avid bowler, with a high score of 201. ... Favorite musical artists are Jay-Z and Eric Church. ... His favorite hockey moment was scoring in his first game at MSG. ... Single.
July 21, 2003 – Los Angeles’ 1st round pick, 26th overall, in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. July 27, 2009 – Traded to the New York Rangers for a third-round selection in 2010 (Jordan Weal).
LONGEST POINT STREAK: 4 from Jan. 22, 2011, to Feb. 1, 2011 (two goals and two assists)
LONGEST GOAL STREAK: 2 (four times) (last -- March 27, 2012, to March 28, 2012 (two goals)
LONGEST ASSIST STREAK: 2 (five times) (last -- Nov. 29, 2011, to Dec. 1, 2011 (two assists)
MOST GOALS, GAME: 2, (three times) (last -- Nov. 9, 2010, vs. Washington) (Neuvirth)
MOST ASSISTS, GAME: 3 on April 3, 2013, vs. Pittsburgh
MOST POINTS, GAME: 3 on Dec. 27, 2010, vs. N.Y. Islanders (one goal, two assists)
MOST PIM, GAME: 17 on March 6, 2011, vs. Philadelphia
MOST SHOTS, GAME: 7 on Jan. 16, 2011 vs. Philadelphia
FIRST NHL GAME: Feb. 2, 2008 (Los Angeles at New Jersey)
FIRST NHL GOAL: Feb. 2, 2008 (Los Angeles at New Jersey) (Brodeur)
FIRST NHL ASSIST: Feb. 2, 2008 (Los Angeles at New Jersey)
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