Brian Boyle, who became a free agent today, has signed with the New Jersey Devils. Boyle’s new contract is reportedly a 2 year, $5.1 million deal.
Boyle has played for a number of teams during his NHL career, most recently splitting the 2016-17 season between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Toronto Maple Leafs. He recorded 25 points last season, 22 of which came with Tampa. His play suffered after being traded to the Maple Leafs, so hopefully the fact that he got to choose his new team bodes well for his offensive output.
Boyle, who is valued for his size and his faceoff capabilities, will likely be a third or fourth line center for the Devils. New Jersey has become a popular destination for former Eagles - Boyle will join Cory Schneider, Steve Santini, and Miles Wood in Jersey. Brian Gibbons and Austin Cangelosi both play for the Devils organization, but in the AHL.