Nick Boynton misses court date, on the road to recovery

Nick Boynton was a journeyman in the NHL, playing with a total of six teams over his twelve year career. The former Stanley Cup Champion has hit hard times recently.

Boynton has a number of different misdemeanor charges all stemming from a drunken night at a Buffalo casino. He missed his court date in Buffalo on Wednesday, but is reportedly seeking help, according to reports

Boynton does not hold a short list of charges. He is being charged for assault, resisting arrest, criminal mischief, obstruction of governmental administration, disorderly conduct and harassment.

This all happened at the Buffalo casino that he was in during his drunken stupor, where he was caught calling women foul names and allegedly bit a police officer.

The police commented on the situation, saying, "pushing patrons, calling women insulting names and fighting with officers after casino personnel cut him off from the bar around 1:45 a.m. because of his intoxicated behaviour."

Seeking help 

According to Nick Boynton's attorney he is currently seeking rehabilitation help in the Arizona area.

Nick Boynton spent his time in the NHL with the Boston Bruins, Phoenix Coyotes, Florida Panthers, Anaheim Ducks and the Chicago Blackhawks where he would win the Stanley Cup. He finished his career out with the Philadelphia Flyers. Other than the Stanley Cup, Boynton was named to the NHL All-Rookie Team in 2002 and played in the NHL All-Star game in 2004.

Boynton was last employed as a member of the Arizona Coyotes radio broadcast team, they put him on a leave of absence following the news.

Nick Boynton was a Stanley Cup Champion, you have to be a strong person to achieve that. Hopefully his recent mishap is not a reflection of the man but rather a reflection of the mistake a man made.

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