Bears Sign Travis Boyd to ATO
HERSHEY, Pa. - The Hershey Bears announced today that forward Travis Boyd has been signed to an amateur tryout agreement. The announcement was made by Bears president/general manager Doug Yingst.
Boyd, 21, comes to Hershey following the completion of his fourth year at the University of Minnesota (NCAA). He set career single-season highs in goals (19) and points (41) in his final season, finishing second among his teammates in both categories. In the Big Ten Championship game on March 21, Boyd scored two goals and earned the game's first star in helping the Gophers defeat the University of Michigan.
In his junior year of 2013-14, Boyd ranked fourth among his teammates with 32 points (nine goals, 23 assists) in 41 games, helping the Gophers reach the NCAA National Championship game. He also was named an all-WCHA Academic honoree in his sophomore year of 2012-13.
The 5-11, 183-pound native of Hopkins, Minnesota amassed 96 points (32 goals, 64 assists) in 148 career games with the Gophers.
Prior to his collegiate career, Boyd won a gold medal in 2011 at the IIHF World Under-18 Championship. He also captured the gold at the 2010 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge with Team USA.
Boyd was selected by the Washington Capitals in the seventh round (177th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft and was signed to a two-year entry-level contract on March 31.
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