Bruins Trade Defenseman Adam McQuaid to Rangers

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Now, he joins a young Rangers team, which needs depth at defense, specifically with right handers.

The New York Rangers acquired defenseman Adam McQuaid from the Boston Bruins in exchange for defenseman Steven Kampfer, a fourth-round pick in 2019, and a conditional seventh-round pick, the team announced.

McQuaid now will get a chance to bring his veteran leadership to a rebuilding team that certainly could use his presence. With McQuaid they were entering camp with four right-shot defensemen vying for three spots, all of whom are capable of playing in a regular role in the National Hockey League. He played 32 games for NY over the past two years.

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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.

Essentially, fourth-round picks have little value so if you're able to flip them for a player you like you do it.

McQuaid, a 31-year-old defenseman, had four points (one goal, three assists) in 38 games for the Bruins last season.

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Adam McQuaid's ceiling is a bottom pairing defenseman. 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. "He was a tremendous Bruin, a tremendous teammate".

They may have been better suited signing someone like Johnny Oduya or taking a flier on Jordan Schmaltz and signing them to a PTO.

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