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Former Leaf announces his retirement, takes the next step in his post hockey career
BY RYAN SMITHERAM MARCH 23, 2023 (10:22)
Unfortunately for Boyle, in September of 2017, as a member of the New Jersey Devils, he was diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia, a form of blood and bone marrow cancer. After receiving treatment for 13 months, Boyle announced his cancer was in remission. His perseverance and determination to play while battling cancer led him to receive the Bill Masterton award that season.
Boyle played 871 games in the NHL. He had 141 goals, 252 points in that span. His stay in Toronto only lasted 21 games, during the 2016-17 season, after being acquired in a deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning.
All the best to Brian in this next chapter of his life.