New Jersey Devils forward Brian Boyle (Boston College) has been diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, according to NJ.com. He will undergo medical treatment for his condition, and expects to play the upcoming season.
The 6-foot-7 Boyle, who ended last season with the Toronto Maple Leafs after previous NHL stints with the Los Angeles Kings, New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning, has tallied 93 goals and 76 assists for 169 points, and also has 488 penalty minutes, in 624 career NHL regular-season games. He has also posted 15-13—28 points in 106 Stanley Cup Playoff outings, and has twice played in the Stanley Cup Final (2014, 2015). A native of Hingham, Mass., he signed with New Jersey as a free agent this off-season.
Boyle, 32, skated four seasons at BC (2003-2007) and notched 65-75—140 points in 159 appearances. He also helped the Eagles to five Hockey East regular-season or tournament titles, four NCAA Tournament berths, three NCAA Frozen Fours, and two NCAA title game appearances (2006, 2007). He earned Second Team All-America accolades as a junior, and was a First Team All-America selection as a senior.