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2019-20 Rink Wrap: Travis Boyd

From Backstrom to Wilson, we’re taking a look at and grading the 2019-20 season for every player who laced ‘em up for the Caps for a significant number of games during the campaign, with an eye towards 2020-21. Next up, Travis Boyd.

Washington Capitals v Detroit Red Wings Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images

Regular Season:


Key Stat: When Travis Boyd was in the Washington lineup this season, the Capitals were 16-6-2. For a player who gets relatively limited ice time, he has a pretty impressive positive impact on the team.

The Good: Even in this shortened season, Boyd showed a lot of improvement from last year. He posted career-highs in points-per-game (0.42) and CF% (54.9 - his first season over 50), and brought his PIM-per-game down to 0.08. He was also skating an average of 11:45 per game, almost two minutes more than his ATOI from 2018-2019. He always works hard, both in practice and in games. His NHL experience is limited, but he does not let that stop him from seizing every opportunity he has to get in the lineup and make a difference.

The Bad: In his 24 regular season games, Boyd did not register a shot in seven of them. This included a five-game stretch in the first month of the season.

The Video:

Travis Boyd tallied his first career playoff goal in Washington’s third round-robin game in the bubble, and the funky tip-in is worth another watch.

The Charts:


The Discussion: It is hard to pinpoint where exactly Boyd is in his development as a player because his time in the lineup is relatively limited, and he turns 27 this month. He has proven to be a valuable depth asset for Washington, but it is unclear whether or not he has reached his highest potential as an individual. Boyd hits RFA status this offseason, and it is hard not to wonder if the Caps might let him feel around for a contract with another team where he can get more consistent playing time. If he re-signs with Washington, what would it take for you to give him a “10” next year?

Other Boyd Season Reviews: Peerless

The Vote: Rate Boyd below on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the best) based on his performance relative to his potential and your expectations for the season - if he had the best year you could have imagined him having, give him a 10; if he more or less played as you expected he would, give him a 5 or a 6; if he had the worst year you could have imagined him having, give him a 1.


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