Nick Boynton
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 1"
BIRTHDATE: 01/14/1979
DRAFTED: BOS: 1999-21 overall
OHL All-Rookie Team (1996) Memorial Cup All-Star Team (1999) Stafford Smythe Memorial Trophy (Memorial Cup - MVP) (1999) NHL All-Rookie Team (2002) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2004) Signed as a free agent by Nottingham (Britain), January 26, 2005. Traded to Phoenix by Boston with Boston's 4th round choice (later traded to Toronto Toronto selected Matt Frattin) in 2007 Entry Draft for Paul Mara and Phoenix's 3rd round choice (later traded to Anaheim - Anaheim selected Maxime Macenauer) in 2007 Entry Draft, June 26, 2006. Traded to Florida by Phoenix with Keith Ballard and Ottawa's 2nd round choice (previously acquired, later traded back to Phoenix Phoenix selected Jared Staal) in 2008 Entry Draft for Olli Jokinen, June 20, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, July 9, 2009. Traded to Chicago by Anaheim for future considerations, March 2, 2010. Claimed on waivers by Philadelphia from Chicago, February 26, 2011.

2009-10: Split his 10th NHL season between the Blackhawks and Anaheim Ducks organizations …. Registered seven points (G, 6A) and 59 penalty minutes in 42 games with the Ducks … Dished out one assist in seven tilts with Chicago … Notched his first point (A) as a member of the Blackhawks on March 25 at Columbus … Tallied five assists and 22 penalty minutes in 15 AHL games with the Manitoba Moose and Rockford IceHogs... Registered two penalty minutes and a +2 plus/minus rating in three postseason contests while helping the Blackhawks to the 2010 Stanley Cup Championship … Was on the ice for Patrick Kane’s Cup-clinching tally in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final on June 9 in Philadelphia.

2008-09: Collected 16 assists and 21 points in 68 regular-season games with Florida, his first with the club … Paced the team with 91 PIM … Posted a season-high three-game point streak (3A) from March 25 to 28 … Appeared in his 500th career NHL game on March 28 at Dallas … Matched a season high with two points three times … Skated in a season-high 26:58 on Oct. 20 at Montreal.

2007-08: Collected 12 points (3G, 9A) in 79 games with Phoenix … Ranked second on the squad with 125 penalty minutes and fourth with 93 blocked shots … Played in his 400th career NHL game on Jan. 13 at Minnesota.

2006-07: Racked up nine assists and 11 points in 59 games with Phoenix … Ranked second on the team with a career-high 138 penalty minutes … Tied a career high with 27 penalty minutes on Oct. 19 against Los Angeles.

2005-06: Tallied five goals and 12 points in 54 games with the Boston Bruins … Ranked second on Boston with 93 penalty minutes … Tallied two different season-best three-game point streaks.

2004-05: Skated in nine games with Nottingham (England) during the NHL Lockout (G, 3A).

2003-04: Set career highs in games (81), assists (24) and points (30) with Boston … Skated for the Eastern Conference in the 2004 NHL All-Star game.

2002-03: Netted a career high seven goals and also posted 24 points and 99 penalty minutes in 78 games with Boston.

2001-02: Appeared in his first full NHL season, notching 14 assists, 18 points and 107 penalty minutes in 80 games with Boston … Finished second among NHL rookies in plus/minus (+18) … Named to the NHL’s All- Rookie Team … Collected his first career NHL point with a goal on Oct. 4 against ANA … Skated in the Young Stars Game during the NHL All-Star festivities.

2000-01: Appeared in one game with Boston during his second professional season … Notched 27 assists and 33 points in 78 games with the AHL’s Providence Bruins.

1999-2000: Made his NHL debut with Boston, appearing in five games… Skated in his first NHL game on April 1 against the New York Rangers …. Tallied 19 points (5G, 14A) with Providence.

Junior Career: Tallied 144 assists, 185 points and 410 penalty minutes in 218 career regular-season games with the Ontario Hockey League’s Ottawa 67’s spanning four seasons (1995-99) … Helped Ottawa capture the 1999 Memorial Cup and was named the most valuable player of the tournament.