Kevin Boyle


Manalapan NJ

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Signed as free agent, 2016


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2007-08: Kevin Boyle played for the New Jersey Rockets in the Metropolitan Junior Hockey League. He had a 3.42 goals against and .950 save percentage in 19 regular season games and allowed seven goals in two playoff games, finishing with a .920 save percentage. Boyle was selected by the Tri-City Storm in the fourth round (46th overall) in the 2008 USHL Futures Draft and was chosen by Sault Ste. Marie in the 15th round (299th overall) in the 2008 OHL Priority Draft.

2008-09: Boyle played one USHL game with last-place Tri-City, allowing four goals in a Storm loss, and played for the New Jersey Rockets. He played one game with the Rockets’ top team in the Atlantic Junior Hockey League, allowing two goals in his only AJHL game. Boyle had a 3.30 goals against and .910 save percentage in 30 regular season games with the club’s Metropolitan Junior Hockey League team and was selected to play in the MJHL all-star game. He had a 2.67 goals against and .953 save percentage in three playoff games. Boyle committed to playing college hockey at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

2009-10: Boyle moved up to the New Jersey Rockets’ Atlantic Junior Hockey League team, sharing the goaltending duties with Justin Farrell. In 19 regular season games he had a 2.71 goals against and .913 save percentage. Boyle played in four playoff games and had a 3.00 goals against and .876 save percentage.

2010-11: Boyle left New Jersey to play for the Westside Warriors in the British Columbia Hockey League. Playing in 39 of 60 regular season games for the Warriors he was 20-16-1 with one shutout and had a 3.02 goals against and .901 save percentage. Westside finished fourth in the Interior Division, defeating Trail in a first-round playoff series before falling to the Vernon Vipers in the quarterfinals. Boyle was 6-6 with one shutout and had a 3.00 goals against and .907 save percentage in 12 playoff games.

2011-12: Boyle appeared in 21 of 36 games for Massachusetts-Amherst in his freshman season. The only Minuteman goalie with a winning record, he was 8-7-4 with a 3.00 goals against and .895 save percentage. UMass finished tied for eighth with Northeastern in the team’s final season under long-time head coach Don “Toot” Cahoon, advancing to the Hockey East tournament due to tiebreaker criteria. The Minutemen were swept by Boston College in the playoff quarterfinals for the second straight season.

2012-13: Boyle played in 20 games for Massachusetts-Amherst in his sophomore season, sharing the goaltending duties with fellow sophomore Steve Mastalerz. He was 8-10-2 with one shutout and had a 2.73 goals against and .897 save percentage. The Minutemen missed the Hockey East tournament after finishing in ninth place. Boyle was cut along with two other players following the season.

2013-14: Boyle transferred to Massachusetts-Lowell but was ineligible to play in any games for the RiverHawks as per NCAA rules.

2014-15: Boyle emerged as the replacement for 2013-14 Massachusetts-Lowell starter Connor Hellebuyck (WPG), who signed and entry-level contract with the Jets the previous spring following his sophomore season. Playing in 34 of 39 games, Boyle was 18-9-6 with three shutouts and had a 2.42 goals against and .915 save percentage. The River Hawks finished fourth in Hockey East — struggling in the second half after starting 14-3-3 — before regrouping to reach the Hockey East championship game. Lowell defeated Notre Dame in the best-of-three quarterfinals and topped Vermont, 4-1, before falling to Boston University, 5-3, in the championship game; failing to receive an NCAA tournament bid despite winning 21 games.

2015-16: Boyle signed a one-year entry-level contract with the Anaheim Ducks as an undrafted free agent in March 2016 following his senior season at Massachusetts-Lowell. Appearing in a career-high 39 games for the RiverHawks, he was 24-10-5 with seven shutouts and had a 1.83 goals against and .934 save percentage. Lowell finished tied with Boston University for fourth in Hockey East and earned an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament after reaching the Hockey East tournament championship game against surprising Northeastern. Following the 3-2 loss to the Huskies in the Hockey East final, the River Hawks defeated Yale, 3-2 in overtime, in the NCAA East Regional semifinals before falling to Quinnipiac, 4-1, in the regional championship game.

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