2005-06: The native of Winnipeg was often talked about in terms of his offensive prowess, but this side of his game really materialized in his final year in the WHL. In his final season with the Moose Jaw Warriors, he tallied 90 points (48G, 42A) in 64 games. His numbers were good enough to be named to the WHL’s First All Star team. Dustin was also a key member of Team Canada’s 2006 WJC Gold medal performance, in which he scored 6 points in Canada’s 6 games.
2006-07: Dustin continued his develop by starting his professional career with the Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights of the AHL. Dustin had an impressive year by anyone’s standards, because even as a rookie he tied for the team lead in points (27G, 33A, 60 pts). He achieved this feat after only playing 66 games. Later in the year, Dustin would make his debut for the Flames and play 13 games recording four points (2G, 2A).
2007-08: After starting the year with AHL affiliate Quad City, the 6’ 192 lb center found his way into the lineup for Calgary.. The Flames 2004 third rounder has averaged ten minutes of ice time on Mike Keenan’s fourth line playing a defensive and energy role for the Flames. While his point per game production has not increased considerably from last season, he is still believed to be an offensively gifted player with a very dependable defensive game.
His offensive skills have been touted from an early age, and have come out at various stages of his development. Dustin has very good hockey sense, and has been reliable in his own end.
Boyd has all the tools to become a solid second line contributor. Traded to the Nashville Predators at the 2010 NHL trade deadline.