New team, same old Johnny.

Johnny Boychuk had a sudden change in surroundings in October when the Boston Bruins dealt him to the New York Islanders in exchange for draft picks. It’s worked out pretty well so far, as the 31-year-old defenseman already has a career high in points with 24 (four goals, 20 assists) while helping the Islanders to one of the NHL’s best records.

As Bruins fans will attest, though, Boychuk also makes his impact felt off the ice with his energy and infectious personality. In an interview with NESN’s Andy Brickley before Thursday’s Bruins-Islanders game, Boychuk admitted he made sure to bring those intangibles to Long Island.

“You want to bring your personality, your game, your presence at the rink, off the ice, anything possible to win,” Boychuk told Brickley. “You want to do that because that’s the ultimate goal.”

Hear more from Boychuk and Brickley in the video above.

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