Jared Boll

Jared Rittenhouse Boll (born May 13, 1986) is an American former professional ice hockey player. He played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for nine seasons with the Columbus Blue Jackets organization before closing out his career after two seasons with the Anaheim Ducks. During his playing career, he was known primarily for his role as an enforcer.[1]

Jared Boll
Jared Boll - Columbus Blue Jackets 2014.jpg
Boll in 2014
Born (1986-05-13) May 13, 1986 (age 34)
Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 209 lb (95 kg; 14 st 13 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Columbus Blue Jackets
Anaheim Ducks
NHL Draft 101st overall, 2005
Columbus Blue Jackets
Playing career 2007–2018

Playing careerEdit

Boll was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, but grew up in Crystal Lake, Illinois. He attended Prairie Ridge High School and left after sophomore year.[2]

Boll was originally drafted by the Kingston Frontenacs of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), but chose to attempt playing in the American college system by playing for the Lincoln Stars in the United States Hockey League (USHL). While there, he was named captain of the Stars. After a very successful second year with Lincoln, he was offered a deal to play in the NCAA at the University of Minnesota Duluth. However, declined the offer in favour of playing in the OHL, his playing rights having been acquired by the Plymouth Whalers in a trade for their sixth round OHL Priority Selection draft pick in 2006. Boll was named an alternate captain of the Whalers and was a fan favorite, spending two seasons with the Whalers and helping the team win the 2007 OHL Championship over the Sudbury Wolves on his 21st birthday.

Boll was signed by the Columbus Blue Jackets and made the roster for the 2007–08 season, scoring his first NHL goal on October 10, 2007, on a breakaway against the Phoenix Coyotes.[3]

Appearing in 75 games for Columbus during the 2008–09 season, Boll posted four goals and ten assists.

 
Boll in 2011

On March 26, 2015, the NHL's Department of Player Safety suspended Boll for three games, without pay, for an illegal check to the head of Anaheim Ducks forward Patrick Maroon during a game two days earlier.[4] On March 24, 2016, Boll was again suspended by the Department of Player Safety, this time for four games, for a hit it described as "both excessively late and incredibly forceful" against Philadelphia Flyers' forward Pierre-Édouard Bellemare.[5] Boll, a repeat offender under the terms of the NHL's Collective Bargaining Agreement, forfeited $82,926.84 in salary as a result.[6]

Boll's 11-year tenure in the Blue Jackets organization came to an end on June 30, 2016, when the team, which was up against the salary cap, placed him on unconditional waivers for the purpose of buying out the final year of his contract.[7] On July 5, 2016, Boll agreed to a two-year contract as a free agent with the Anaheim Ducks.[8] On December 10, 2017, Boll was placed on waivers by the Ducks,[9] after which he was demoted to their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the San Diego Gulls, on December 11.[10] At the conclusion of his contract with the Ducks, and with the change in the professional ranks in moving away from pure enforcers, Boll opted to end his professional playing career after 11 NHL seasons.[11]

Post-playing careerEdit

On September 17, 2018, Boll joined the Columbus Blue Jackets organization as an assistant development coach.[12]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2002–03 Team Illinois AAA MWEHL
2003–04 Lincoln Stars USHL 57 6 8 14 176
2004–05 Lincoln Stars USHL 59 23 24 47 294 4 1 3 4 25
2005–06 Plymouth Whalers OHL 65 19 22 41 205 13 2 4 6 21
2006–07 Plymouth Whalers OHL 66 28 27 55 198 9 1 2 3 34
2007–08 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 75 5 5 10 226
2008–09 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 75 4 10 14 180 1 0 0 0 0
2009–10 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 68 4 3 7 149
2010–11 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 73 7 5 12 182
2011–12 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 54 2 1 3 126
2012–13 TUTO Hockey Mestis 5 2 1 3 31
2012–13 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 43 2 4 6 100
2013–14 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 28 1 1 2 62 2 0 0 0 0
2014–15 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 72 1 4 5 109
2015–16 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 30 1 2 3 61
2016–17 Anaheim Ducks NHL 51 0 3 3 87 8 0 0 0 5
2017–18 Anaheim Ducks NHL 10 1 0 1 16
2017–18 San Diego Gulls AHL 15 1 2 3 19
NHL totals 579 28 38 66 1298 11 0 0 0 5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jared Boll player profile". The Hockey News. May 2, 2015. Retrieved May 2, 2015.
  2. ^ Brown, David (April 10, 2007). "Boll inches from dream". Northwest Herald. Retrieved September 6, 2012.
  3. ^ "Boll gets first NHL goal as Jackets handle Coyotes". ESPN. October 10, 2007. Retrieved March 8, 2012.
  4. ^ "Blue Jackets forward Boll suspended three games". National Hockey League. March 26, 2015. Retrieved March 27, 2015.
  5. ^ "Blue Jackets' Jared Boll Suspended Four Games For Blindside Hit Vs. Flyers". NESN.com. March 24, 2016. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
  6. ^ "Blue Jackets' Jared Boll suspended four games". Sportsnet.ca. March 25, 2016. Retrieved March 25, 2016.
  7. ^ "Boll, Carle, Seidenberg among those set to be bought out". Yahoo Sports. June 30, 2016. Retrieved June 30, 2016.
  8. ^ "Ducks sign RW Boll to two-year contract". Anaheim Ducks. July 5, 2016. Retrieved July 5, 2016.
  9. ^ Arritt, Dan (December 11, 2017). "Hurricanes at Ducks preview". NHL.com. Retrieved December 14, 2017.
  10. ^ "Anaheim Ducks recall Andy Welinski, assign three to Gulls". San Diego Gulls. December 11, 2017. Retrieved December 14, 2017.
  11. ^ "One of the NHL's toughest, busiest fighters, Jared Boll is retiring". The Athletic. July 4, 2018. Retrieved July 4, 2018.
  12. ^ "Former Blue Jackets Jared Boll, Fedor Tyutin join hockey operations staff". NHL.com. September 17, 2018. Retrieved September 18, 2018.

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