New York Rangers acquire Adam McQuaid from the Boston Bruins

Ross Houston
September 12, 2018

In exchange the B's get back defenseman Steven Kampfer, a 2019 fourth-round draft pick and a 2019 conditional seventh-round draft pick.

Not to mention he has one year remaining on his current deal, which totals $2.75 million.

The New York Rangers and Boston Bruins, two of the NHL's original six franchises, have completed a trade.

Limited to 38 games largely because of a broken leg last season, McQuaid had one goal and three assists. The Bruins won the Stanley Cup that season.

As for Kampfer, he played sporadically over the past two seasons in NY, as he totaled one goal and two assists through 32 games.

The teams announced the trade Tuesday before the Bruins flew to China for two exhibition games.

Over his nine-year National Hockey League career with the Bruins, McQuaid has played in 462 games, tallying 13 goals and 53 assists for 66 points. In 166 career games, the MI native has 10 goals and 16 assists.

In 22 games as a member of the Rangers last season, Kampfer, age 29, recorded just one assist.

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.

Adam McQuaid's ceiling is a bottom pairing defenseman.

This is a return to the Bruins for the 29-year-old Kampfer, who made his National Hockey League debut with the team in 2010. However, he's never played more than 47 games in a season, bouncing back and forth between the National Hockey League and AHL.

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