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Boychuk Nominated for Masterton Trophy


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#1 OFFLINE   SgtFrenchy

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 03:59 PM

Flashback to the 2007-08 season when Boychuk made his NHL debut with the Colorado Avalanche: After playing six seasons with five different teams between the WHL and AHL, he took the ice against the New York Islanders on Jan. 5, 2008 as a forward.

Okay, maybe the hard hits were still there, but Boychuk wasn’t patrolling the blue line.

“You know, the first six years I think I didn’t know exactly what I was going to be, either a forward or a D man,” Boychuk said. “Even though I wanted to play defense, I had to play fourth line forward in the minors to grind it out, and then finally make it here.”

So when the Professional Hockey Writers Association nominated Boychuk as a candidate for the Masterton Trophy this season, it was a great honor.

“To get nominated for this is pretty special,” Boychuk said.


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#2 OFFLINE   Erik C.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 05:24 PM

Just out of curiosity: Would anybody have chosen Pouliott?
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