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
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
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.