Dan Boyle
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 5' 11"
BIRTHDATE: 07/12/1976
DRAFTED: undrafted

2011-12: 56th all-time amongst defensemen in points (125-380=505), T-54th in goals and 58th in assists… Sharks all-time leader amongst defensemen in points, goals and assists...2nd amongst League defensemen in with 252 shots, which set a career high…8th amongst League defensemen in points (9-39=48), which were fifth most overall on San Jose…T-14th amongst League defensemen in power play points (3-14=17)…3rd on the team in blocked shots (137)…His +10 plus/minus rating was his best since he was a +23 in 2003-04…Has been a plus player in all four seasons as a Shark…Recorded his 500th career point on his first of two assists vs. Colorado on March 26. He became the fourth undrafted defensemen in League history to record 500 points joining Borje Salming (787), Steve Duchesne (752) and Brian Rafalski (515)…His goal on March 20 at Los Angeles made him the highest goal-scoring d-man in team history…His goal on Feb. 17 at Carolina tied him for the franchise lead in goals by a defenseman with Sandis Ozolinsh (46)…Missed game on Feb. 8 due to flu…Named Brocade “Sharks Player of the Month” for January…Had 15 PIMs on Jan. 31 vs. Columbus in his 800th career NHL game…Set team season-high with 9 shots Jan. 23 at Edmonton…Had back-to-back three point games (1-5=6) on Jan 7 – 10…Posted an assist in the season opener on Oct. 8 vs. Phoenix.

CAREER 2010-11: Third consecutive season recording 50-plus points…Among NHL leaders: second in time on ice (26:14), T-7th amongst defensemen in points and T-6th in shots (199)…Recorded his first career Gordie Howe Hat Trick (12th in franchise history) with a goal, assist and fighting major on April 4 vs. Los Angeles…Franchise leader in points by a defenseman (assist on March 15 at Chicago). Became just the fourth player in the NHL to lead two different franchises in points by a defenseman...Missed six games due to injury (upper body) Feb. 25 - March 10…Drafted by Team Staal for the All-Star Game and registered an assist in a team-high 21:54 of ice time in his second ASG…Played his 700th game on Dec. 2 in his hometown of Ottawa and posted his 100th assist as a Shark…His seven-game point streak from Nov. 6-18 tied his career high (eight points, six assists)…Posted two assists vs. Tampa Bay, his former team, on Nov. 6…Playoffs: Led all defensemen in points and assists and was T-2nd in goals…Had five multi-point games…Recorded two assists in WCSF Game 7 vs. Detroit…Had his third multi-point postseason game in WCSF Game 3 at Detroit.

2009-10: Fourth among League defensemen in points, T-5th in assists and T-4th in goals…Fourth in the League in average time on ice per game (26:12)…Tied his career high with 43 assists, the most ever by a Sharks defenseman…Recorded 300th assist on April 4 at Colorado and 400th point on March 25 vs. Dallas…Missed six games due to injury (upper body) Jan. 23-Feb. 4…Scored 100th goal at Phoenix on Dec. 31…Playoffs: Third amongst defensemen in points and second in shots (47)…Assisted on the first five goals in the WCF vs. Chicago…Three assists in Game 1 of the WCSF vs. Detroit on April 29 tied the franchise record for defensemen in a single game…Scored his first goal of the postseason with a power play tally just 1:12 into the game in WCQF Game 4 vs. Colorado…Recorded two assists in WCQF Game 2, including one on the game-winning overtime goal...Olympics: Won a gold medal with Canada and was tied for the team lead amongst defensemen in points.

2008-09: Sixth among League defensemen in points, T-5th in goals and eighth in assists...T-6th among League defensemen in shots (213), T-12th in power play goals (eight) and T-4th in power play points (8-24=32)...Made his first All-Star Game appearance on Jan. 25 and posted two points (a goal and an assist)...Scored a game-winning, overtime goal on Oct. 18 vs. Philadelphia — his first goal as a Shark and his first three-point night with the team (1-2=3)...Posted one assist in his each of his first two games as a Shark...Playoffs: Tied for team lead in goals.

2007-08: Only appeared in 37 games…T-3rd on Tampa Bay in power play points (14, two goals and 12 assists)…Led team in time on ice per game (27:24)…Inducted into the Miami University (Ohio) Hall of Fame…Returned to the lineup after missing 36 games (wrist surgery) and scored two goals on Jan. 24 vs. Ottawa.

2006-07: NHL Second Team All-Star…Set Tampa Bay franchise record for goals by a defenseman…Led the team in power play points (37)…Ranked second in the NHL for ice time (2,218:07)…Scored his first shorthanded goal on March 13 at Toronto…Recorded his first career hat trick and had a career-high four points (three goals and an assist), tying the Lightning franchise record for goals and points in a period, on Dec. 23 vs. the Rangers…Playoffs: Posted one assist and two PIM in six games.

2005-06: Selected to the taxi squad for the Canadian Olympic team…Had a career best seven-game assist streak from Nov. 27-Dec. 15 (eight)…Playoffs: Led team in ice time per game (25:53).

2004-05: Played with Djurgardens in Sweden.

2003-04: Led team defensemen in points…Set career high and finished second among team defensemen in plus/minus (plus-23)…Averaged more than 22:00 of ice time for the third consecutive season…Playoffs: Helped Tampa Bay win the Stanley Cup…Scored his first playoff goal and first playoff power play goal in ECSF Game 4 at Montreal.

2002-03: Led team in average ice time (24:30)…T-2nd on team in plus/minus…Fifth among NHL defensemen in points and T-5th in assists…Playoffs: Recorded first playoff point (assist) vs. Washington on April 12.

2001-02: Acquired by Tampa Bay on Jan. 7…Made Lightning debut on Jan. 8 vs. Dallas.

2000-01: Finished third among Florida defensemen in goals, assists and points.

1999-00: Named AHL Second Team All-Star…Played for Team Canada in 2000 AHL All-Star Classic.

1998-99: Began year with Kentucky (AHL) before joining Florida…Second Team AHL All-Star…Named to AHL’s All-Rookie Team…Started AHL All-Star Game on Jan. 25, notching two assists…Made NHL debut on Feb. 18 at St. Louis.

1997-98: Set Miami-Ohio (CCHA) record for most career assists by a defenseman (107)…Ended college career among school’s all-time leaders in assists (second), points (ninth) and game-winning goals (seventh)…NCAA West First Team All-American…Finalist for Hobey Baker Award…First Team All-CCHA…Named CCHA’s Best Offensive Defenseman…Tied for team lead in scoring…Led team in plus/minus (plus-7)…Highest-scoring defenseman in CCHA.

1996-97: NCAA West First Team All-American…Named First Team All-CCHA…Led Miami in assists while finishing second in points.

1995-96: Posted 27 points (seven goals, 20 assists) in 36 games with Miami.

1994-95: Named to CCHA All-Rookie Team.

PERSONAL: “Boyler” lists these favorites: Indian (food); Hard working (personal quality in others); Oysters (food refuses to eat); Ping pong champion (hidden talent); Golf (sport besides hockey); Rick Tocchet and Brian Leetch (hockey idols); New York City (favorite road city); Chicago Blackhawks (non-Sharks jersey); Slap Shot (hockey movie); Family Guy, Conan (TV shows); Vanilla Sky (movie); Peter from Family Guy (TV character); Faith No More (band)…If he wasn’t playing hockey he would want to be the lead singer of an alternative band…His fantasy hockey team name would be the “Boilermakers”…If he could have dinner with a group of people from history he would Conan O’Brien, Pamela Anderson, and Neil Armstrong...Biggest influence on his hockey career was former coach Craig Ramsey…equipment he pays the most attention to is his stick…Favorite hockey moment was winning the Stanley Cup in 2004 with Tampa Bay Lightning…If he could change one rule he would want to add the red line back…Thinks Jason Demers is the funniest teammate…Best teammate he’s ever had in his career was Darren Rumble…Feels he is the smartest guy on the Sharks and is the best-dressed…Thinks Logan Couture is the best teammate under pressure…Best thing about his hometown of Ottawa is that it is a great place to raise a family.