Atlantic Hockey loses its lone draft pick as Boyd bolts for USHL

Defenseman R.J. Boyd, the only NHL draft pick in Atlantic Hockey, has
left Sacred Heart and signed with the Chicago Steel of the USHL.

The 19-year-old Boyd, who was picked in the seventh round (183rd overall) by the Florida Panthers in last June’s NHL draft, last played for Sacred Heart on Dec. 3. He suited up for the Steel on Jan. 1 and scored a goal in his first game for Chicago.

This season for the Pioneers, Boyd registered a goal and three assists in 15 games.

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