McQuaid traded to New York Rangers

Boston Bruins defenseman Adam Mc Quaid celebrates his goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the third period of Game 4 in the Eastern Conference finals of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs in Boston on Friday

The New York Rangers have acquired defenseman Adam McQuaid from the Boston Bruins for defenseman Steven Kampfer and two draft picks.

The 31-year old McQuaid was drafted 55th overall in the 2nd round of the 2005 draft by the Columbus Blue Jackets. In that same season, Kampfer played in 38 games, scoring five goals and 10 points. Some quick stats: Kampfer has played appeared in 166 National Hockey League games and 249 in the AHL.

McQuaid was a member of the Bruins team that won the Stanley Cup in the 2010-2011 season.

With that in mind, Gorton pulled a low-risk (no-risk?) trade with Boston Tuesday for big, tough defenseman Adam McQuaid.

Bruins GM Don Sweeney made the announcement Tuesday morning.


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. McQuaid played in all 12 of the Bruins' playoff games. Sad to see you go Quaider and all the best in NY.

"It's tough to see him go...10 years we've been together, going back to Providence".

We too are excited, and today we are happy to announce that we have two pairs of free tickets to give away to two lucky That's readers (scroll down for more info). 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.

The Rangers should have between $2.6 and $3.5 million in cap space available at the start of the year depending upon whether the team starts with seven or eight defensemen on the roster.

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