All season long Brian Boyle stood out from the New Jersey Devils not only for his team but made an impact on the entire National Hockey League in the 2017-2018 season.
We were touched when we heard that the 33-year old forward was diagnosed with a type of bone marrow cancer, Chronic myeloid leukemia.
Brian was going to be sitting out the season but that wasn’t an option in his mind. He decided to play as many games as he could to help his team go to a 44-29-9 record and carry the red and black team to its first Stanley Cup Playoff chance since 2012.
Tonight at the NHL Awards in Las Vegas, NV, Brian Boyle won the Bill Masterdon award which is awards annually to players who show perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication.
As a New Jersey Devils fan, I really couldn’t think of anyone else who deserved this award this year. Way to go Boyle!