Bruins Trade Defenseman Adam McQuaid to Rangers

Bruins trade Adam Mc Quaid to Rangers             Tuesday

Bruins trade Adam Mc Quaid to Rangers Tuesday

The Boston Bruins opened their main training camp Tuesday morning with a surprising announcement that they'd traded 11-year veteran defenseman Adam McQuaid to the New York Rangers for Steven Kampfer and two draft picks in 2019.

General Manager Don Sweeney was effusive in his praise for the lifelong Bruin.

Just last season, McQuaid had just one goal, three assists, and 62 penalty minutes in 38 games played after returning from a broken right fibula suffered at the start of the season. "We want to thank Adam".

McQuaid, 31, has played in 462 career games for the Bruins, dating back to the 2009-10 season.

One of the greatest catalysts for the New York Rangers' rapid decline down the Metropolitan Division standings last season was the defense.

McQuaid spent nine years with the Bruins and made his bones as a tough third-pairing defender who was beloved in the locker room, in part because of his willingness to stand up for his teammates on the ice.

Kampfer, 29, has played for Boston, Minnesota, Florida and NY in his 166-game National Hockey League career.

McQuaid, who turns 32 in October, has 66 points in his career and one year left on his contract at a salary-cap hit of $2.75 million. A fourth-round pick (No. 93) by the Anaheim Ducks in the 2007 NHL Draft, Kampfer has 26 points (10 goals, 16 assists) in 166 games with the Bruins, Minnesota Wild, Florida Panthers and Rangers.

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