April 17, 1982 |
Mississauga, ON, CAN
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||199 lb (90 kg; 14 st 3 lb)|
San Jose Sharks
St. Louis Blues
New York Islanders
Toronto Maple Leafs
|NHL Draft||24th overall, 2000
Toronto Maple Leafs
Boyes went to Hazel McCallion Senior Public School and Clarkson Secondary School, both in Mississauga, before moving to Erie, Pennsylvania. His mother is a teacher. His father is a school principal, he was the principal of Champlain Trail Public School. His father is also one of the directors of the Streetsville Hockey League, a small house league based in Streetsville, Ontario.
Despite living in the Greater Toronto Area, Boyes was an Ottawa Senators fan growing up. However, the hometown Toronto Maple Leafs were Boyes' "second team", and he would later say that he "always wanted to play for the Leafs".
Boyes played several years of roller hockey for the Mississauga Rattlers. He was a member of the Mississauga Reps AAA hockey team before being drafted by the Erie Otters. Boyes won the J. Ross Robertson Cup with the Otters in 2002.
Boyes was later traded from the Sharks to the Boston Bruins in a 3-way deal that saw Jeff Jillson go to Buffalo Sabres, Curtis Brown go to San Jose, and Brad Boyes and Andy Delmore go to Boston on March 9, 2004.
Boyes scored his first NHL goal on October 9, 2005, against Sébastien Caron of the Pittsburgh Penguins. He scored his first NHL hat trick on March 18, 2006 against Cam Ward of the Carolina Hurricanes.
The Bruins traded Boyes to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for Dennis Wideman on February 27, 2007. In St. Louis Boyes became a star player, scoring 43 goals in the 2007 season, tied for 4th in the league.  He followed this up with 33 goals in the 2008 season.
On February 27, 2011, Boyes was traded by the Blues to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for a second round pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. Boyes scored a goal in each of his first two games with the Sabres.
On July 1, 2012, he signed as a free agent to a one-year, $1 million deal with the New York Islanders. With ambition to move on from a disappointing tenure with the Sabres, Boyes rediscovered his scoring touch during the shortened 2012–13 season to score 35 points in 48 games on the Islanders top scoring line alongside John Tavares and Matt Moulson.
Unsigned in the off-season Boyes was offered a professional try-out contract by the Islanders and the Florida Panthers. He chose to attend the Panthers training camp and signed a one-year deal with them on September 28, 2013. After recording 36 points in 78 games, Boyes was resigned by the Panthers to a two-year, $5.25 million contract.
The last year of Boyes' contract was bought out on June 30, 2015, effectively making Boyes a free agent. Despite picking up 38 points in 78 games and having good advanced analytics, Boyes was unable to find a deal, and on September 10, 2015, he signed a professional tryout contract to attend training camp with the Toronto Maple Leafs, the team who originally drafted him in 2000. Boyes impressed at camp and during the pre-season, and on September 27, 2015, he was rewarded with a 1-year, $700,000 contract from the Leafs. On November 2, 2015, Boyes scored his first goal with the club. In the process, Boyes set a franchise record for longest span between getting drafted and scoring his first goal with the Maple Leafs, notching it 5609 days after being drafted. Boyes would finish the season with 24 points in 60 games, which was seen as decent production given his limited time on a Maple Leafs team that finished last in the NHL.
Regular season and playoffs
|2002–03||St. John's Maple Leafs||AHL||65||23||28||51||45||—||—||—||—||—|
|2003–04||San Jose Sharks||NHL||1||0||0||0||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||St. Louis Blues||NHL||19||4||8||12||4||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||St. Louis Blues||NHL||82||43||22||65||20||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||St. Louis Blues||NHL||82||33||39||72||26||4||2||1||3||0|
|2009–10||St. Louis Blues||NHL||82||14||28||42||26||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||St. Louis Blues||NHL||62||12||29||41||30||—||—||—||—||—|
|2012–13||New York Islanders||NHL||48||10||25||35||16||6||0||3||3||2|
|2015–16||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||60||8||16||24||12||—||—||—||—||—|
|World Junior Championships|
Awards and Honours
- 1997: Canadian inline hockey Champion - Gold medalist
- 1998: NARCh North American Roller Hockey Championships - Gold medalist
- 1999–2000: Lindsay Cup Trophy
- 1999–2000: CHL Scholastic Player of the Year
- 1999–2000: OHL Bobby Smith Trophy (Scholastic Player of the Year)
- 2000–01: OHL Red Tilson Trophy (Most Outstanding Player)
- 2000–01: OHL William Hanley Trophy (Most Gentlemanly Player)
- 2000–01: OHL Second All-Star Team
- 2001–02: CHL Sportsman of the Year
- 2001–02: CHL Second All-Star Team
- 2001–02: OHL First All-Star Team
- 2001–02: OHL Red Tilson Trophy
- 2001–02: OHL William Hanley Trophy
- 2001–02: OHL Wayne Gretzky 99 Award (Playoff MVP)
- 2002–03: AHL All-Rookie Team
- 2003–04: AHL Second All-Star Team
- 2005–06: NHL All-Rookie Team
- "Executive". Retrieved 2014-01-14.
- "Boyes CHL chats". Canoe.ca. 2008-10-02. Archived from the original on 2001-04-17. Retrieved 2010-10-02.
- "Brad Boyes: 'I always wanted to play for the Leafs'". Retrieved 2015-09-11.
- "Sabres add Boyes from Blues for a second round pick". The Sports Network. 2011-02-27. Retrieved 2011-02-27.
- "Islanders sign Boyes, Carkner". Fox Sports. 2012-07-01. Retrieved 2012-07-01.
- "Boyes confident he'll get good deal for next season". Newsday.com. 2013-04-21. Retrieved 2013-04-21.
- Halford, Mike (2013-09-10). "Report: Boyes attending Florida camp on PTO". NBC Sports. Retrieved 2013-09-15.
- "Florida Panthers Agree To Terms With C Brad Boyes". Florida Panthers. 2013-09-28. Retrieved 2013-09-28.
- Andy Strickland (2015-09-10). "Boyes to attend Maple Leafs camp". Twitter. Retrieved 2015-09-10.
- "Leafs Agree To Terms With Brad Boyes". Toronto Maple Leafs. 2015-09-27. Retrieved 2015-09-27.
- "Toronto Maple Leafs on Twitter". Twitter. 2015-11-02. Retrieved 2015-11-05.
- Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or ESPN.com, or Eurohockey.com, or Legends of Hockey, or The Internet Hockey Database
|Awards and achievements|
|Toronto Maple Leafs first round draft pick