According to a report from Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman, the Boston Bruins have shipped defenseman Adam McQuaid to the New York Rangers.
More on this deal to come.
Friedman has now confirmed that defenseman Steven Kampfer is also headed to the Bruins as part of the deal.
Capfriendly has confirmed the deal as well and all indications are that this move is little more than a salary dump for the Bruins. Check it out:
With the #Rangers acquiring Adam McQuaid in exchange for Steven Kampfer, a 4th round pick, and a conditional 7th round pick, the club has taken on a cap hit of $2.1M, while the #Bruins have made $2.1M in additional cap space.
The Rangers have confirmed the news, issuing the following media release:
New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has acquired defenseman Adam McQuaid from the Boston Bruins in exchange for Steven Kampfer, a fourth-round pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, and a conditional seventh-round draft pick.
McQuaid, 31, has skated in 462 career NHL games over parts of nine seasons (2009-10 - 2017-18), all with Boston, registering 13 goals and 53 assists for 66 points, along with a plus-60 rating and 652 penalty minutes. He established career-highs in goals (three), assists (12), points (15), and plus/minus rating (plus-30) in 2010-11 while helping Boston win the Stanley Cup. McQuaid has registered at least 100 hits in five of his nine NHL seasons, and he has also recorded at least 100 blocked shots in four of his nine seasons in the league. In 2016-17, he led the Bruins in blocked shots (144) and ranked second on the team in hits (157), establishing career-highs in both categories, and he was one of only eight NHL players who recorded at least 140 hits and 140 blocked shots during the season. McQuaid has skated in 68 career Stanley Cup Playoff games, and he helped the Bruins advance to the Stanley Cup Final twice (2010-11 and 2012-13).
The 6-4, 212-pounder skated in 38 games with the Bruins during the 2017-18 season, registering one goal and three assists for four points, along with 62 penalty minutes. McQuaid was credited with 80 hits and 56 blocked shots last season, and he was tied for second among Bruins defensemen in hits per game (2.1). He also skated in 12 contests during the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs, as he helped Boston advance to the Second Round.
The Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island native was originally selected by Columbus in the second round, 55th overall, of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. McQuaid played four seasons of junior hockey (2003-04 - 2006-07) with the Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), and he was teammates with current Rangers defenseman Marc Staal for all four seasons.
Kampfer skated in 32 games with the Rangers over parts of two seasons (2016-17 and 2017-18), registering one goal and two assists for three points.
Rangers fans should be well acquainted with McQuaid already however, as he and Rangers tough guy Cody McLeod threw down not once, but twice during a game last season: