McQuaid traded to Rangers by Bruins

McQuaid traded to Rangers by Bruins

Whether they were about to catch the team's plane bound for the start of training camp in Shenzhen, China, or among the group staying behind to begin preparing for the 2018-19 season, the Bruins - especially those who have served for any length of time - were sobered by the news that veteran defenseman Adam McQuaid had been traded to the Rangers.

The 31-year old McQuaid was drafted 55th overall in the 2nd round of the 2005 draft by the Columbus Blue Jackets. Over his nine-year National Hockey League career with Boston, McQuaid has appeared in 462 games, totaling 13 goals and 53 assists for 66 points with 652 penalty minutes. The 6-foot-4, 212-pound defenseman appeared in 178 AHL games with Providence from 2007-10, compiling eight goals and 26 assists for 34 points with 280 penalty minutes.

For his career, he has played in 462 games registering 13 goals and 53 points.

"It's a very hard day.", Bruins general manager Don Sweeney said. McQuaid played in all 12 of the Bruins' playoff games. Giving up picks for a replaceable depth player doesn't make sense to me unless the Rangers see him in a bigger role this year.

Kampfer, who turns 30 on September 24, had one assist in 22 games for the Rangers last season.

Part of the mission statement made by GM Jeff Gorton and new coach David Quinn is for the Rangers to be a more hard team for opponents to play - particularly in their own end. "Today was a tough morning. we'll miss him". The Bruins also acquired two picks (a fourth-rounder and a conditional seventh-rounder) in next June's draft. 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.