Canadiens sign Boyd to 1-year deal

The Canadiens’ trade of Sergei Kostitsyn wasn’t for nothing in the end as the team signed centre Dustin Boyd to a one-year deal on Thursday.

Boyd had 24 points last season (11 goals and 13 assists) in 78 games with the Calgary Flames and Nashville Predators.

The team’s release:

MONTREAL (July 1, 2010) – Montreal Canadiens general manager Pierre Gauthier announced today the signing
of forward Dustin Boyd to a one-year contract (2010-11). As per club policy, financial terms of the agreement were
not disclosed.
Boyd, 23, split the 2009-10 season between the Calgary Flames and the Predators playing a combined total of
78 games and recording a personal career-high with 24 points (11 goals, 13 assists). He also had a +6 plus/minus
ratio while averaging 12:13 of time on ice. Boyd fired 112 shots on the opposing goal and tallied three gamewinning
goals.
The 6’0 and 187 lbs centreman completed his fourth NHL season in 2009-10. Since he first joined the NHL in
2006-07, Boyd has amassed 62 points (31 goals and 31 assists) in 210 regular season games, along with 240 shots
on goal while eight of his tallies were game-winning goals. He also added one goal in nine playoff match-ups.
Boyd was a gold medalist with Team Canada at the 2006 World Junior Hockey Championship. He was named to
the WHL East First All-Star Team that same year.
A native of Winnipeg, Boyd was a third-round selection, 98th overall by the Calgary Flames at the 2004 NHL
Entry Draft. He was traded to the Nashville Predators on March 3, 2010.


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Canadiens sign Boyd to 1-year deal

The Canadiens’ trade of Sergei Kostitsyn wasn’t for nothing in the end as the team signed centre Dustin Boyd to a one-year deal on Thursday worth $650,000. Boyd had 24 points last season (11 goals and 13 assists) in 78 games with the Calgary Flames and Nashville Predators.

The team’s release:

MONTREAL (July 1, 2010) – Montreal Canadiens general manager Pierre Gauthier announced today the signing
of forward Dustin Boyd to a one-year contract (2010-11). As per club policy, financial terms of the agreement were
not disclosed.
Boyd, 23, split the 2009-10 season between the Calgary Flames and the Predators playing a combined total of
78 games and recording a personal career-high with 24 points (11 goals, 13 assists). He also had a +6 plus/minus
ratio while averaging 12:13 of time on ice. Boyd fired 112 shots on the opposing goal and tallied three gamewinning
goals.
The 6’0 and 187 lbs centreman completed his fourth NHL season in 2009-10. Since he first joined the NHL in
2006-07, Boyd has amassed 62 points (31 goals and 31 assists) in 210 regular season games, along with 240 shots
on goal while eight of his tallies were game-winning goals. He also added one goal in nine playoff match-ups.
Boyd was a gold medalist with Team Canada at the 2006 World Junior Hockey Championship. He was named to
the WHL East First All-Star Team that same year.
A native of Winnipeg, Boyd was a third-round selection, 98th overall by the Calgary Flames at the 2004 NHL
Entry Draft. He was traded to the Nashville Predators on March 3, 2010.

279 Comments

  1. RGM says:

    Don’t let the facts get in the way of denying that someone said something: http://www.montrealgazette.com/sports/trade+Carey+Price+Scotty+Bowman/2722688/story.html

    Thanks for coming out. Tryouts for the B-team line up behind tony242.

    Scotty Bowman said it best: “Don’t trade Carey Price.”

  2. StevieRay says:

    Ryan White ……is better than both…and cheaper !

  3. Max_a_million says:

    Aren’t Poni and Frolov the exact same players as Pouliot and AK, except it would cost us much more money we don’t have?

    Better the devil you know, then the devil you don’t.

  4. Mike from Ktown says:

    ‘Deserves’ means nothing in the NHL.  It is a business.  Laps was qualified.  He can accept the offer and be on the team right now.  I think he is being shifted to the wing, not off of the team.  But he will be a 3rd/4th liner.

  5. MontrealAtheist says:

    20 less goals allowed with Price as our #1 goalie? Ha ha ha, good one!

  6. andrewberkshire says:

    Upgrade on Metropolit, Eller is Moore’s replacement.

  7. blu3chip says:

    Please sign Price and Lapierre to 3+ years contracts.

    If Lappy is asking for 2+ mil, ditch him, we need a big strong grinder up front.

  8. Max_a_million says:

    He couldn’t score with Malkin and Crosby feeding him. Poni is worse than Ak and Pouliot.

  9. Mad Habber says:

    Yes, and for all his size he is as soft as a pillow..consistent as the weather…

    Really he is a down grade on Pouliot and Kostitsyn…

  10. ZepFan2 says:

    Darcy Tucker put up “big numbers” in Toronto. Puleeeze

    ————————————————————————

    Fans are great, but the quickest way to start losing is to listen to them.”
    – Sam Pollock

  11. Mike from Ktown says:

    virtually the same size, 6 years younger and probably looking for 1 mil less

  12. smiler2729 says:

    Ponikohonsky??? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I hope your kidding.

  13. smiler2729 says:

    True, hope Nashville has fun with SK74’s “great” work ethic and attitude…

  14. JD_ says:

    Attaboy Dusty!

    Cheap replacement for Metro, an otherwise honourable Hab warrior. Hope he finds work.

    —–

    Forget Saku, Yvon, Kirk, and Ryan. They get it.

    What we really need here right now is someone, anyone who is not otherwise busy sobbin’ in the fetal position, to get out there and contact or, more likely, exhume the following former Habs who donned the lauded #11: Gene Achtymichuk, Billy Bell, Joe Benoit, Edmond Bouchard, Leo Bourgeault, Billy Cameron, Jean-Claude Campeau, Gerry Carson, Floyd Curry, Lorne Davis, Jude Drouin, Gord Fraser, Johnny Gagnon, Jean Gauthier, Ray Getliffe (how a propos), Howie Glover, Red Goupille, Bob Gracie, Ted Harris, Wilfred Hart, Rejean Houle (1969-70), Al Lacroix, Leo Lafrance, Claude Larose, Hec Lepine, Art Lesieur, Doug Lewis, Hub Macey, Calum MacKay, Pete Mahovlich (also 1969-70, a somewhat slutty year for ol’ #11), Joe Malone, Paul Masnick, Bert McCaffrey, Jack McGill, Dunc Munro, George Pargeter, George Patterson, Dave Ritchie, Phil Roberto, George Robertson, Bobby Sheehan, Don Smith, Bill Summerhill, Marc Tardif, and Bob Turner.

    May also want to clear it with Nigel Tufnel.

    Good on ya, Scotty, have no doubt you’ll wear it with pride.

    Heck, anyone who wears m’man Larry’s #19 in his honour is solid in my books.

  15. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    TSN reports Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary and Ottawa are done for the day.

    Montreal not done yet.

  16. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    He deserves a second chance – like Plekanec did. I hope PG at least gives him a 1 year deal.

  17. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    I like it.

  18. petrov14 says:

    Were going with 6 forward lines this year, no defence. Expect a MAB signing to follow.

    ______________________________________ Gionta for Captain.

  19. avatar_58 says:

    GRABOVSKY put up numbers in Toronto. Not hard to do when you are forced into the top 6 by default. Sorry but I don’t really see the benefit of the guy other than his size.

  20. camel_larry says:

    No moore Moore.

    Dangit

    No more More

    Dangit

    No moore More

    Dangit

    No more Moore

    Got it. Nice.

     

    Go Habs Go!

  21. Bill J says:

    Actually Bill – YES he did!

  22. Mad Habber says:

    LOL Armstrong is what a third liner on the Thrashers? Why not…

  23. petrov14 says:

    I like to think of it as an upgrade over SK74.

    ______________________________________ Gionta for Captain.

  24. camel_larry says:

    I’d say replace Laps with Trotter, and thusly Darche with Laps.

     

    Go Habs Go!

  25. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    As much as I dislike him, he’s a bonafide 20 goal scorer.

  26. petrov14 says:

    The season hinges on Price AK46 and BigBen. If those 3 can put up a good/very good (not even great) season I think we’ll do alright.

    Oh and of course injurys….we dont have depth.

    ______________________________________ Gionta for Captain.

  27. habs4last says:

    yes. check his stats and SIZE.

    he put up big numbers inToronto. would be a big upgrade over AK. well anyone is an upgrade over AK.

  28. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    wow,  your 6 hours of leaf trolling here have been very productive.   Count your blessings there isn’t real moderation at this site or your troll a$$ would be gone.

  29. Will Longlade says:

    I would have preferred Ellis over Auld, but I think it was Ellis’ choice to sign with a team where he would have a better opportunity to be the #1. Signing Boyd for $650K is a great deal for the Habs. Boyd is young and has an upside.    

  30. avatar_58 says:

    Did you just call Ponikarovsky a top 6 scorer???

  31. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    No please not Poni!

  32. Bill says:

    Pfft, except Scotty Bowman never said that.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  33. smiler2729 says:

    I guess this is an upgrade over Moore. I like Boyd.

  34. habs4last says:

    notice how the habs only sign 4th liners or minor leaguers, even tho we’re desperate for at least 2 top 6 scorers.

    hey Gauthier, are you blind???????????

     we need 2 more SCORERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Pouliot and AK won’t score s*.

    go get Frolov or Ponikarovsky! We need them!

  35. ABHabsfan says:

    That scenario actually seems quite reasonable

  36. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Cammalleri-Plekanec-A.Kostitsyn

    Pouliot-Gomez-Gionta

    Moen-Eller-(Lapierre) Yet to sign

    Darche-Boyd-Pyatt

    Markov-Subban

    Gill-Gorges

    Hamrlik-Spacek

    (Price) Yet to sign

    Auld

    Looks like we just have to re-sign Price and Lapierre. The Habs have 5.6 M cap space to do that.

  37. W35T5ID3 says:

    No Mo’ Mo.

  38. nightmare_49 says:

       from Pierre LeBrun

       Which players are left after Day 1

  39. habs4last says:

    you’re comparing Armstrong to a 4th liner? are you for real?

  40. SeriousFan09 says:

    Eller will be used to push AK, Pouliot to perform to their best as well to keep their positions.

     

    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  41. camel_larry says:

    Manitoban and American evidently = the new french canadian (eh?).

     

    Go Habs Go!

  42. W35T5ID3 says:

    You can never have enough centres in your lineup……Eller is gonna be the 3rd line centre for this team…IMO……The other centres are interchangeable and will have to do wing duty.

     

    ____—-___-__-What i mean is ….L1 –C,Gomez

                                                    L2 –C,Plekanec

                                                      L3 — C,Eller

                                                       L4 — C, WHOEVER..

  43. Bill J says:

    If you are correct.  Perhaps Frolov is next ?

  44. Bill J says:

    Funny because I’ve been thinking a similar thought, tell me if you can catch the subtle difference:

    I think a lot of people are assuming Price will not play up to his potential
    more consistently.  I think that’s a huge, possibly fatal, assumption.

  45. habsfan321 says:

    Well Cammy is a winger who played center, while Lapierre and Pyatt are centers who can play wing. I agree that centers can easily play wing, but will Eller/Boyd look good with Pyatt and Lapierre on the wing? I’m skeptical.

  46. anotherhab says:

    Great signing!!

    Oh Yes, the Manitoba connection — first White then Trotter and now Boyd!!!!!!!!

  47. Bill J says:

    LMFAO High 5 Richard….

  48. deuce6 says:

    Cammalleri was pushing hard for this deal..Read it on twitter, I think…

  49. PeterD says:

    We haven’t signed Lapierre yet…if he waits too long there may be no room for him…and I would be OK with that. 

  50. Ron says:

    If Dusty comes to camp with the hard work reputation and good attitude they say he has I would think he will fit in nicely and work himself into a good dollar contract the coming season. He’s coming cheap so hope he plays for a big raise. The fans should like this kid and what he brings as a 3rd or 4th liner. An upgrade over Metro in size and comparable skill level. Bye bye SK. Thanks for Dusty.

  51. J.T. says:

    I think a lot of people are assuming Price will play up to his potential more consistently.  I think that’s a huge, possibly fatal, assumption.

     

    http://habsloyalist.blogspot.com

  52. HardHabits says:

    Cammalleri too!! Anyways Pyatt and Laps played wing at years end.

  53. RGM says:

    The good thing about having depth at centre is that most of them are versatile enough to play the wing if needed.

    Scotty Bowman said it best: “Don’t trade Carey Price.”

  54. habsfan321 says:

    Am I missing something here? Why do we need 6 centers?!?

    Gomez, Plekanec, Eller, Boyd, Lapierre & Pyatt

  55. fbkj says:

    can we add a facebook “like” button?

  56. camel_larry says:

    screw 5, I’d like to see 10 more from each top 6 winger & Gomez.

     

    Go Habs Go!

  57. RGM says:

    In the Leafs’ defence, and in their own words, Colby Armstrong is “the ultimate bottom six forward.”

    Scotty Bowman said it best: “Don’t trade Carey Price.”

  58. HardHabits says:

    It’s a reasonable proposition. I’d go for 20 more goals in and 20 less goals allowed too. 😉

  59. SeriousFan09 says:

    Good example, yet TOR will laugh at our signing and take about Armstrong beginning a reign of terror in the NE Dvision.

     

    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  60. twilighthours says:

    I like the Boyd signing, but Armstrong is a really nice (dirty, too, sure) player.  He adds a lot of value.

  61. Rugger says:

    Plus we won’t be needing him on the top two lines.

  62. SeriousFan09 says:

    ROFL

     

    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  63. Les Habitants says:

    LMAO

     

    The last time the leafs won the cup it was still just a bowl!!

  64. gauver says:

    I think that our team is improving based on the transactions to date, assuming that Price plays to his potential consistently and we score more goals.  We needed to score 40 more goals last season to finish in the top five in the league in goals for.  I think that we can do it next season with: 5 more goals from Gionta, Cammalleri, Pouliot and AK each; 10 more from the blueline and 10 more from the 3rd and 4th lines combined.

    What do you think?

  65. camel_larry says:

    Sooo. Lemme see here. Leafs sign Colby armstrong for 3m.. Armstrong put up 4 more goals than Boyd, maybe made a couple more dirty hits, sure, but still isn’t that much better, and Boyd signs for nearly league minimum. NICE.

     

    Go Habs Go!

  66. Velavok says:

    Good signing, good fit, nice work PG.

  67. nightmare_49 says:

       There goes John Scott : Bob Mac tweets – CHI just adds some toughness. Signs John Scott to a two-year contract.

       from many sources – Kings only team in Kovalchuk hunt, Devils are out.

  68. RGM says:

    He’s gonna take Thibault’s number!??!?!? Get the torches!!!!

    Scotty Bowman said it best: “Don’t trade Carey Price.”

  69. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    So I am pretty sure that Metropolit and Moore will not be returning next season.

    Boyd is an upgrade over Metropolit. I don’t know about Eller. 

  70. MTLForever says:

    Got him cheap, good sign.

  71. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Sweet!  this kid works his butt off.  Good job PG!  (no matter what Tony242 says)

  72. D Alcorn says:

    This sounds good.  

    In exchange for the undisciplined adolescent that is SK, we will now have an honest competitor with decent size and grit.  Should be interesting to see him line up with Moen against whatever goon shows Philly, Toronto and who-knows-who-else plan to ‘ showcase ‘ in the East this season.

    ALWAYS Habs –
    Dave Mex

  73. camel_larry says:

    Nice!

     

    Go Habs Go!

  74. Les Habitants says:

    For all the people who don’t like Gomez wearing #11, Boyd wore #41 in Calgary

     

    The last time the leafs won the cup it was still just a bowl!!


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