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Ben
Boyd

A big center who plays a hard-hitting style and has a nose for the puck in all three zones of the ice. Boyd is a relentless forechecker, playing a dump and chase style of play that allows him to take advantage of his size and physicality. He has a wide base, allowing him to be…

Date of Birth
August 23, 2003
Position
Center
Height
6'3"
Draft Year
2021
Place of Birth
Dartmouth, NS  
Shoots
Left
Weight
205 lbs
Draft Result
6/165 (CBJ)
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
Jun 16/21 Boyd Ben 22276 – Charlottetown vs. Victoriaville QMJHL by Andy Lehoux View Report
Jun 16/21 Boyd Ben 22275 – Charlottetown vs. Victoriaville QMJHL by Andy Lehoux View Report
Jun 14/21 Boyd Ben 22250 – Victoriaville vs. Charlottetown QMJHL by Sebastian Death View Report
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A big center who plays a hard-hitting style and has a nose for the puck in all three zones of the ice. Boyd is a relentless forechecker, playing a dump and chase style of play that allows him to take advantage of his size and physicality. He has a wide base, allowing him to be strong on his feet but lacks high-level speed and acceleration which will cause him some issues keeping up with the pace of play. He has below average puck skills so he doesn’t provide much a threat when carrying the puck up and down the ice. Boyd will have to learn to process the game quicker, his decision making is a tad behind causing him to struggle to make much out of the opportunities he does create for himself or his teammates. If he can develop his mind and puck skills a little bit and learn to be more efficient with his aggressiveness he has the potential to turn into a solid fourth-line type of player. His defensive game is average but because of his eagerness to be physical all the time he can wander out of position in order to chase a bodycheck leaving his teammates out to dry at times. He has the potential to be drafted late in the draft and can carve out a role as a physical presence.

– FCHockey’s 2021 NHL Draft Guide