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RJ Boyd ’10 Drafted by Florida Panthers

In the recent 2010 NHL draft, Cushing’s RJ Boyd ’10 was selected by the Florida Panthers with the third pick in the seventh round (182 overall). "He's a 6-foot-3 defender, very good skater, very natural athlete," Panthers director of scouting Scott Luce said in a press release. "And he's a guy when you look at it, he brings that size, speed, skill and he has a lot of character."

Boyd, whose teammates at Cushing last season included his younger brother, Sam, scored four goals and chipped in 18 assists in 31 games as a senior.


Originally from Sarasota, Florida, Boyd plans to attend Sacred Heart University (Bridgeport, Conn.) and play for their Division I program this fall.


Cushing Academy

39 School Street
Ashburnham, Massachusetts 01430

Cushing Academy

Cushing Academy exists for students and develops curious, creative, and confident learners and leaders. Founded in 1865, Cushing is a co-ed, college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12 and PG. Our students, who come from over 30 states and 30 countries, excel in our outstanding academic, art, and athletic offerings. We welcome you to visit our community and beautiful 162-acre campus in Ashburnham, Mass., just one hour from Boston, to experience all that Cushing has to offer.