Dan Boyle Retires from NHL: Latest Comments and Reaction

October 5th, 2016 by Joe Pantorno Leave a reply »

On Wednesday, 17-year veteran defenseman Dan Boyle announced his retirement from the NHL in San Jose, California, per Curtis Pashelka of the Mercury News.

Boyle played for the Florida Panthers, Tampa Bay Lightning, San Jose Sharks and New York Rangers, compiling 605 career points and a minus-five rating in 1,093 games.

He spoke about his career, via Sean Leahy of Yahoo Sports:

I’ve been fortunate and blessed to have had the opportunity to do what I most love to do. All I wanted to do as a young boy was have the opportunity to play ONE game in the NHL. Over a thousand games later, this whole experience seems surreal. I want to thank all four organizations for the opportunity, my teammates and the FANS for this amazing run that I will cherish forever.

Despite spending the last two seasons with the Rangers, Boyle retired with the Sharks—a team he spent six productive seasons with: 

He recorded 269 points while in San Jose, which is a franchise record for defensemen, and appeared in 62 postseason games with the team.

Out of his 17 seasons in the leag ...

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