A spare roster part for stretches of last season and pegged for more of the same in 2018-19, Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid was dealt Tuesday morning to NY, where the 31-year-old back liner will be expected to log ample playing minutes on a Rangers team in rebuild mode.
The 31-year old McQuaid was drafted 55th overall in the 2nd round of the 2005 draft by the Columbus Blue Jackets. He played in just 38 games past year and put up four points. He has 11 points (three goals, eight assists) in 68 playoff games. Last season's development of rookies Charlie McAvoy and Matt Grzelcyk into full-time players, combined with the July 1 addition of free agent defenseman John Moore, gave the B's eight National Hockey League defenseman.
Cornwall's Adam McQuaid is on the move.
"It's a very hard day.", Bruins general manager Don Sweeney said. A Stanley Cup champion in 2011, McQuaid has registered 60 points (13-53-60) and 652 penalty minutes in his career. "He was a tremendous Bruin, a tremendous teammate".
Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy, who joined the organization as an assistant coach at AHL Providence a year after McQuaid arrived, saw most of McQuaid's development, too.
Kampfer played in 32 games over two seasons with the Rangers, registering one goal and two assists. "Today was a tough morning. we'll miss him". The Bruins also acquired two picks (a fourth-rounder and a conditional seventh-rounder) in next June's draft.
Kampfer, who spent the first year and a half of his career in Boston from 2010-12, will likely occupy the same place on the depth chart (or perhaps be even lower), but he comes with the flexibility of a two-way contract that allows him to be sent down to Providence without having his salary count against the cap.
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