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Tampa Bay Lightning trade Brian Boyle to Toronto Maple Leafs

Posted at 4:16 PM, Feb 27, 2017
The Tampa Bay Lightning traded forward Brian Boyle to the Toronto Maple Leafs.
 
Tampa Bay gets a 2017 second-round pick and forward Byron Froese with the trade.
 
The teams announced the deal about 47 hours prior to the NHL's trade deadline.
 
 
Boyle, 32, is a pending unrestricted free agent. He has 13 goals and nine assists in 54 games this season. In 603 NHL games with the Los Angeles Kings, New York Rangers and Lightning, Boyle has 93 goals and 73 assists.
 
The trade signals more selling for Tampa Bay.
 
Boyle has appeared in 100 Stanley Cup Playoff games including 42 over the past two years. 
 
He brings veteran leadership to a young Maple Leafs team that is trying to make the playoffs for the first time since 2013.