The Boston Bruins and New York Rangers announced on Tuesday that they’ve made a trade. Boston is trading veteran defenseman Adam McQuaid to New York for blue liner Steven Kampfer, a 2019 fourth-round pick, and a conditional seventh-round pick.
Elliotte Friedman first reported the news of the trade on Tuesday morning, with both teams quickly confirming.
McQuaid, 31, played 462 games in nine seasons with the Bruins in a big, tough defensive role on the blue line. He dished out 870 hits and blocked 746 shots, and compiled 652 penalty minutes. He also logged 13:14 average ice time in 68 career playoff games for the Bruins, including 23 games in the Bruins’ Stanley Cup-winning 2011 playoff run.
Kamper’s career started with the Bruins. The defenseman played 48 games over two seasons in Boston. The Bruins traded Kampfer to the Minnesota Wild for Greg Zanon in 2012. He’s also played for the Florida Panthers and, most recently, the Rangers.
Kampfer joins a defensive depth chart that still includes Zdeno Chara, Charlie McAvoy, Torey Krug, Brandon Carlo, Kevan Miller, Matt Grzelcyk, and John Moore. The Bruins also have top prospects like Urho Vaakanainen and Jakub Zboril who could be battling for ice time in 2018-19.
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