Last season, in 75 games for the Sharks Boyle had 36 points and 32 penalty minutes. In 954 career NHL games Boyle has 561 points.
#Isles have acquired rights to D Dan Boyle from the Sharks for a conditional 2015 5th-round pick. Becomes a 4th if Boyle signs.
— Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) June 5, 2014
At his age, Boyle isn't the player he once was. However, he is still a pretty solid defenseman and would be a really good asset for the Islanders especially given the uncertain health of Lubomir Visnovsky. Additionally, it would be a good bridge until the multitude of young defensemen in the Islanders system are ready to come up to this level. If the Islanders are able to get this deal done it would be a major change for Garth Snow in terms of summer activity.