Published: Sat, September 15, 2018
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Boston Bruins: Adam McQuaid will be missed

Boston Bruins: Adam McQuaid will be missed

The Rangers gave up Steven Kampfer, a 2019 fourth-round pick, and a conditional seventh rounder for the 31-year old blueliner.

Though he was originally drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2005, McQuaid was sent shipped out to Boston. 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. He made his first National Hockey League appearance with Boston in 2009-10, before becoming a mainstay on the team the following season, with three goals and a career-high 12 assists in 67 regular season appearances in 2010-11.

Bruins GM Don Sweeney made the announcement Tuesday morning. "It's debatable how much he was going to play this year, but Bruins lose a tough, tough hombre and a great teammate". McQuaid played in all 12 of the Bruins' playoff games.

Kampfer, 29, appeared in 22 games for the Rangers last season with just one assist.

"It's a very hard day, we want to thank Adam", general manager Don Sweeney said Tuesday morning.

Now, he joins a young Rangers team, which needs depth at defense, specifically with right handers. The Bruins won the Stanley Cup that season. 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.

McQuaid has one year and $2.75 million remaining on his contract.

"It's been 10 years we've been together, since way back in Providence", the coach said. Sad to see you go Quaider and all the best in NY.

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