Found March 04, 2012 on Red Light District Hockey:
NASHVILLE – From undrafted to top-pair defenseman, Dan Boyle hasn’t exactly taken the easiest road to NHL success. Not only is he an important piece to the San Jose Sharks’ puzzle on the ice, but Boyle is a valuable voice in the locker room as well.Boyle’s hockey career started at Miami University, where he was a four-year letterwinner from 1994-98 and a two-time All-American. Boyle, who is ranked 11th all-time in points at Miami, was inducted into the school’s athletic Hall of Fame in 2008.“My time at Miami was amazing,” Boyle said. “I was able to get an education, which was part of it, but college hockey was an amazing experience. It allowed me to get a little stronger. I’m still small, but I was even smaller back then.”Standing at 5-foot-10, Boyle’s size was something that scared away NHL scouts and general managers at the time. He went undrafted despite a successful college hockey career and, as a result, has played with a chip on his shoulder throughout his career.“It’s pr

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