San Diego Gulls right winger Jared Boll retired from professional hockey on Friday at age 32. An enforcer, Boll played right wing and had one goal and two assists for three points with the Gulls in 2017-18. He was a +1 with 19 penalty minutes in 15 American Hockey League games.
The Gulls were the only American Hockey League team Boll played for. Since 2007, Boll played nine seasons with the Columbus Blue Jackets and two seasons with the Gulls' parent team, the Anaheim Ducks.
For six straight seasons and seven seasons overall with the Blue Jackets, Boll had a minimum of 100 penalty minutes. His career high in penalty minutes came in his rookie season when he had 226 penalty minutes in 2007-08. That season Boll was second in the National Hockey League in penalty minutes. Only Daniel Carcillo of the Phoenix Coyotes had more penalty minutes than Boll as he had 324 penalty minutes that season.
Offensively, Boll had 28 goals and 38 assists for 66 points and was a -51 in his career. He will always be known for his penalty minutes as he had 1298 in 579 regular season games. In the postseason, Boll was more disciplined as he only had five penalty minutes in 11 games. His five postseason penalty minutes came from a fight against Cody McLeod of the Nashville Predators in game three of the 2017 Western Conference Finals, a 2-1 Predators win over the Ducks on May 16, 2017.
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