Travis Boyd (born September 14, 1993) is an American professional ice hockey forward currently playing with the Washington Capitals organization of the National Hockey League (NHL). Boyd was selected in the 6th round, 177th overall, by the Capitals in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
September 14, 1993|
Hopkins, Minnesota, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||184 lb (83 kg; 13 st 2 lb)|
|NHL team||Washington Capitals|
177th overall, 2011|
Boyd played four collegiate seasons of NCAA Division I hockey with the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the Big Ten Conference. With the Gophers, Boyd won a Big Ten Championship in the 2014–15 season, and was named to the Big Ten second All-Star team for that same season.
On March 31, 2015, the Washington Capitals signed Boyd to a two-year, entry-level contract, beginning in the 2015–16 season. Boyd signed a tryout agreement for the Capitals' AHL affiliate, the Hershey Bears for the remainder of the 2014–15 season. He played two games for the Bears, registering a goal and an assist. Boyd re-signed with the Capitals on July 5, 2017. He made his NHL debut on December 4, 2017, due to injuries to the Capitals regular line up. He recorded his first career NHL point against the Philadelphia Flyers on March 18, 2018. He won the Stanley Cup with the Capitals on June 7, 2018. On July 1, the Capitals re-signed Boyd to a two-year contract with an average annual value of $800,000.
Despite suffering an injury in the preseason, Boyd began the 2018–19 season in the NHL. Boyd scored his first NHL goal on December 9 in a 4–0 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on a pass from team captain Alex Ovechkin.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|2009–10||U.S. National Development Team||USHL||34||8||10||18||18||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||U.S. National Development Team||USHL||24||5||13||18||10||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||University of Minnesota||WCHA||35||1||8||9||4||—||—||—||—||—|
|2012–13||University of Minnesota||WCHA||40||3||11||14||8||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||University of Minnesota||B1G||41||9||23||32||18||—||—||—||—||—|
|2014–15||University of Minnesota||B1G||32||19||22||41||10||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honoursEdit
|WCHA All-Academic Team||2013|
|B1G Second All-Star Team||2015|
|Second All-Star Team||2017|||
|Stanley Cup (Washington Capitals)||2018|||
- "U's Travis Boyd signs two-year deal with Washington Capitals". Minnesota Star Tribune. March 31, 2015. Retrieved March 31, 2015.
- "Capitals sign Boyd to two-year, entry-level contract". NHL.com. March 31, 2015. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
- "Bears Sign Travis Boyd to ATO". oursportscentral.com. April 7, 2015. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
- "Capitals Re-sign Travis Boyd". NHL.com. July 5, 2017. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
- El-Bashir, Tarik (December 4, 2017). "With Burakovsky and Stephenson out, Travis Boyd will make his long-awaited NHL debut". nbcsports.com. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
- Silber, Sammy (March 20, 2018). "Capitals' Boyd Reflects on First Point, Making the Cut". thehockeywriters.com. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
- "Capitals Re-sign Travis Boyd". NHL.com. July 1, 2016. Retrieved December 16, 2018.
- Regan, J.J. (October 30, 2018). "After more bad luck, Travis Boyd is finally nearing a return to the lineup". nbcsports.com. Retrieved December 16, 2018.
- Regan, J. J. (December 9, 2018). "A pair of firsts: Jaskin, Boyd score first goals for the Caps". NBC Sports Washington. Retrieved December 9, 2018.
- "2016–17 American Hockey League First and Second All-Star Teams Named". OurSports Central. April 6, 2017.
- "The Washington Capitals, after years of frustration, win the Stanley Cup". The New York Times. June 7, 2018. Retrieved June 7, 2018.