P.E.I.'s Adam McQuaid traded by Bruins to Rangers

Tanya Simon
September 12, 2018

Now, it appears they have addressed the need for the rebuilding team.

The Rangers added some fiber and - gasp! - experience to the needy right side of the blue line by acquiring Adam McQuaid from the Bruins on Tuesday in exchange for Steven Kampfer and a fourth-round draft pick, The Post has learned.

Nicholas Goss: "Trading Adam McQuaid should free up some ice time for younger Bruins defensemen, of which there are many".

Steven Kampfer is headed back to Boston right before the National Hockey League preseason is about begin.

However, the soon-to-be-32-year-old veteran has struggled to stay healthy throughout his career and had likely been bumped down to eighth defenseman status after the Bruins acquired John Moore this offseason.

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He'll certainly have his work cut out trying to make the Bruins' roster as they are pretty deep on the blue line with some younger players who might be ready to make a jump to the National Hockey League. However, he's never played more than 47 games in a season, bouncing back and forth between the National Hockey League and AHL. The last Ranger fourth-round pick to play in the National Hockey League was Dale Weise and he only played 10 games with the Rangers.

Adam McQuaid's ceiling is a bottom pairing defenseman.

Just last season, McQuaid had just one goal, three assists, and 62 penalty minutes in 38 games played after returning from a broken right fibula suffered at the start of the season. He also contributed another goal and two points in 12 playoff games this past spring.

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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