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Boychuk for Seven

March 12, 2015, 2:48 PM ET [21 Comments]
Dee Karl
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Islander fans rejoice, Johnny Boychuk has signed a seven year extension with the NY Islanders and even announced the deal himself on his new Twitter account @joboych.

Best First Tweet Ever

@joboych· 9m 9 minutes ago

Yes! Yes! Yes! For seven more years!!

Seven years, $42 Million. Guess he likes it here.

From the press release:

Boychuk, 31, leads all Islanders defensemen in points (32), assists (25) and plus-minus rating (+17) through 59 games this season. The Edmonton, Alberta native has already established career highs in goals (seven), assists and points in his first season with the Islanders and ninth professional season.
“Johnny’s influence in our dressing room, both on and off the ice, has been immeasurable,” Islanders General Manager Garth Snow said. “His veteran presence is an asset that we are thrilled to help lead our club.”
The Islanders acquired Boychuk in a trade with the Boston Bruins on October 4, 2014. In 380 career National Hockey League games with the Colorado Avalanche, Boston and the Islanders, Boychuk has 107 points (26 goals, 81 assists). He’s competed in the Stanley Cup playoffs for the past five seasons and won a Stanley Cup with Boston in 2011. In 79 career Stanley Cup Playoff games, the 6’2, 225-pound defenseman has scored 27 points (13 goals and 14 assists).
“Ever since I came to the Islanders, the organization has been incredible to both myself and my family,” Boychuk said. “I am proud to be an Islander and look forward to competing every night in front of such a passionate fan base for many years to come.”

How do you not love a guy who gives props to the fan base for his decision?

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