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Darryl Boyce

Born:July 7, 1984Draft: Undrafted
Hometown:Summerside, Prince Edward IslandPosition:Centre
Known For:CIS (AUS) Rookie of the Year (A.J. MacAdam Trophy)Shoots:Left
National Team:CanadaCurrent Status:Retired

Darryl Boyce (born July 7, 1984) is a former Canadian ice hockey player, having played his final year in the NHL split between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Columbus Blue Jackets during the 2011-2012 season. Undrafted at the NHL level, Boyce took an unconventional route by committing to the University of New Brunswick and playing two years for the school. After winning the A.J. MacAdam Trophy for the league’s rookie of the year, Boyce six points in six tournament games to help his team win the CIS University Cup Champion. Following his success, the Maple Leafs offered him a contract to play for the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Boyce made his NHL debut during the 2007-08 season, playing in one game and failing to record a point and leaving the game after five shifts due to a shoulder injury. He spent the remainder of the year in the AHL, amassing 24 points and 71 penalty minutes in 41 games. He played a career high 46 games in the 2010-11 season, finishing with six goals and 16 points. Boyce was claimed off waivers by the Blue Jackets the following season after appearing in 17 games with the Maple Leafs. He signed with the Hamilton Bulldogs for the 2012-13 season but was subsequently released by the team following a low-production performance in 22 games.

Boyce would play in one more season in North America, for the Springfield Falcons, before his journey took him to Europe. He signed with JYP of the Finnish Liiga, where he enjoyed a resurgence to his two-way game in two seasons. Following the conclusion of the 2015-16 season, Boyce signed with ERC Ingolstadt of the Deutsche Eishockey League (DEL) where he enjoyed one of his most productive seasons in ten years. Boyce signed with Düsseldorfer EG the following year and was named captain. It was his last year in professional hockey, completing the season with 20 points in 47 games.

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Staff History

  • Moncton Wildcats, QMJHL (Director of Player Development) 2018-2019
  • Moncton Wildcats, QMJHL (Assistant Coach) 2019-2021
  • University of Prince Edward Island, USports (Associate Coach) 2021-current


  • CIS (AUS) Rookie of the Year (A.J. MacAdam Trophy) (2006)
  • CIS University Cup Champion (2007)
  • SM-liiga Bronze Medal (2013)
  • Liiga Bronze Medal (2015)