Thursday, May 19, 2011

Ice shore up blueline with Panthers draft pick

Defenseman R.J. Boyd was traded to the Ice on Wednesday by the Chicago Steel. 

In exchange, the Ice sent goaltender Colin Stevens, a member of the team's affiliate list, to Chicago. Stevens played in the EJHL with the Boston Junior Bruins last season.

Boyd played 33 games with Chicago last season. He had two goals and 42 PIMs. He also played 15 games with Sacred Heart University. Boyd is 6-3, 190 and a left-hand shot. He is a native of Fort Myers, Florida, and was picked by the hometown Panthers in the seventh round of the 2010 NHL Draft. He is also a product of Cushing Academy in Massachusetts. With a 1991 birthdate (2/7/91), he will be eligible to play the 2011-12 season in the USHL. 

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