The Boston Bruins moved on from one of their longer-tenured players, trading defenseman Adam McQuaid to the New York Rangers on Tuesday. 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.
McQuaid played in all 12 of his team's playoff games, getting 13:19 per while recording a goal and assist while the Bruins were knocked out in the second round by Tampa Bay.
McQuaid has spent the entirety of his National Hockey League career with the Bruins and was a fixture on Boston's Stanley Cup-winning team back in 2011.
McQuaid carries a cap hit of $2.75 million into the season, so the deal frees up a little more than $2 million in cap space for the Bruins. "We want to thank Adam".
"It's tough to see him go.10 years we've been together, going back to Providence", said head coach Bruce Cassidy on the Bruins verified Twitter account.
A native of Ann Arbor, MI, Kampfer has played in 166 career National Hockey League contests over five National Hockey League seasons with the Bruins, Minnesota Wild, Florida Panthers and Rangers. He played in just 38 games past year and put up four points.
Now, he joins a young Rangers team, which needs depth at defense, specifically with right handers.
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.