New York Rangers acquire Adam McQuaid from the Boston Bruins

Annette Crawford
September 11, 2018

This is the second trade between the two clubs in recent months with the Rangers shipping Rick Nash to the Bruins at February's trade deadline.

The New York Rangers acquired defenseman Adam McQuaid from the Boston Bruins in exchange for defenseman Steven Kampfer, a fourth-round pick in 2019, and a conditional seventh-round pick, the team announced.

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

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.

"It's a very hard day", said Sweeney. "It's debatable how much he was going to play this year, but Bruins lose a tough, tough hombre and a great teammate".

"It's tough to see him go", he said. "Today was a tough morning. we'll miss him".

Cassidy now will likely pencil in Charlie McAvoy, Brandon Carlo and Kevan Miller as the team's everyday-right shot defensemen. He made his National Hockey League debut with the Black and Gold back on December 9, 2010 against the New York Islanders. McQuaid posted four points on the year in an average of 15:42 of ice time per night. He was dealt to Minnesota during the 2011-12 season. Did the Rangers really need another candidate for a defenseman spot with such a log jam? A staple on the Boston line since his rookie (and Stanley Cup-winning) 2010-11 season, McQuaid played in only 38 games last season, missing almost three months after suffering a broken right fibula while blocking a shot on October 19.

Montreal won only 29 games in 2017-18 and it was a long, frustrating season with the Habs getting kicked around by the Bruins and, well, just about everybody else as well.

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