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Nick Boynton

Nick Boynton  #24

Defenseman
NUMBER: 24 BIRTHDATE: January 14, 1979
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Nobleton, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 218 DRAFTED: BOS / 1999 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (21st 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.
Quote of the Day

He's only 17 but he can see the ice so well and he moves the puck and goes to the open ice all the time, so I just think he's a player that is ready to play in the NHL. I'm really looking forward to coaching someone like this.

— U.S. National Junior Team coach Ron Wilson on Auston Matthews, the projected No. 1 pick of the 2016 NHL Draft