HERSHEY, PA – In a release, the Washington Capitals announced that they have re-signed center Travis Boyd. The native of Hopkins, Minnesota elected not to file for arbitration and instead signed a one-year, two-way deal worth $650,000/$115,000.
Boyd, Hershey’s Iron Man of sorts, has not missed a game since joining the Bears for his first full season in 2015-2016. He saw his first AHL action after his senior season at the University of Minnesota ended in 2014-2015. He recorded a goal and an assist in two games that season with the Bears. At the University of Minnesota, Boyd recorded 32 goals and 64 assists for the Golden Gophers.
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For Hershey, Boyd has become one of the more prolific offensive threats over the past two seasons, recording 53 points (21G, 32A) in his rookie season with an additional nine points (2G, 7A) in 21 playoff games that season.
This past season, Boyd’s 63 points (16G, 47A) earned him a spot on the AHL’s All-Star Classic alongside future Hershey and AHL Hall of Famer, Chris Bourque, and was named to the 2016-2017 AHL Second All-Star Team. Additionally, the Hopkins, Minnesota native accounted for a goal and seven assists in 12 playoff games this season for Hershey.
Boyd was a 6th round (#177 overall) pick by the Capitals in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. Although he earned a recall to Washington earlier this season, Boyd was returned to Hershey in time to suit up to keep his perfect streak of games intact.
Humble to the end, Boyd has spoken to reporters on numerous occasions and was the subject of a NovaCaps Prospect report/interview this season. That interview and report can be found here.
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By Julie Beidler