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Johnny Boychuk
Johnny Boychuk
Number: 7
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 227
Shoots: Right
Born: Jan 19, 1984  (Age 32)
Birthplace: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta
Drafted: COL / 2002 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (61st overall)
2007-08: Spent most of the season with the Lake Erie Monsters of the American Hockey League, where he finished second among team defensemen with 26 points (8g/18a)…Led all Lake Erie blue liners and finished fifth on the team with 17 power-play points (7g/10a)…Was recalled by the Avalanche on Jan. 4 and made his NHL debut the following night against the New York Islanders…Appeared in four games with Colorado (no points) before being reassigned on Jan. 31. PLAYOFFS: Recalled for a second time on April 17, but did not see game action during the playoffs. 2006-07: Was the only member of the Albany River Rats (AHL) to play in all 80 regular season games…Ranked second among Albany defensemen in scoring with 28 points and led all River Rats backliners with 10 goals…Boychuk’s 10 goals were his most since junior hockey…Finished third on the team in penalty minutes (125)…Skated in all five playoff games for Albany, notching a goal and one assist. 2005-06: Appeared in a team-high 74 games for Lowell of the AHL…More than doubled his scoring-output from the previous season, tallying six goals and 26 assists for 32 points. 2004-05: Skated in all 80 games during his first professional season with Hershey (AHL)…Was the only Bears defenseman to appear in all 80 games. 2003-04: Played in 62 of 72 games for the Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL), missing 10 games due to injury…Helped Moose Jaw to franchise-bests for wins (41), points (91) and fewest losses (22) in a season…Led all Warrior defenders with 13 goals and his 20 assists and 33 points were good for second among defensemen…Led the Warriors in playoff scoring with 10 points (1g/9a). 2002-03: Traded by Calgary to the Moose Jaw Warriors in a six-play-er deal on Jan. 8, 2003…Established career-highs for goals (13), assists (35) and points (48)…Moose Jaw’s winner of the team plus/minus award with a +25 mark…Signed a three-year professional contract with the Colorado Avalanche on March 24, 2003…Joined the Hershey Bears during the 2003 Calder Cup playoffs, signing an amateur try-out contract on April 19, 2003…Did not see any action. 2001-02: Played his second season with Calgary (WHL)…Performed at the 2002 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in Saskatoon, scoring for Team Tiger in a 7-4 victory…Recorded the hardest shot at the 2002 Top Prospects Skills Evaluation with a 96.0 blast…Played for Team Canada at the 2002 IIHF World Under-18 Championship. 2000-01: Named Calgary’s Rookie of the Year and voted the team’s Most Popular Player…Participated in Canada’s Under-18 team development camp for the 2001 Six Nations Tournament…Captured a silver medal with Team Pacific in the Under-17 World Hockey Challenge in Nova Scotia…Selected by the Hitmen 18th overall in the 1999 WHL Bantam Draft. 1999-00: Played for Edmonton’s MLAC midget AAA team in 1999-00, earning a selection to the league’s First All-Star Team as an underage player.
Favorite hockey player growing up was Ray Bourque.
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