Adam McQuaid. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- The Bruins and Rangers made a trade this morning. Boston sent veteran defenseman Adam McQuaid to New York for fellow blue-liner Steve Kamper, a 2019 fourth-round pick, and a conditional seventh-round selection.
McQuaid started his pro career in Providence in 2007, and he's spent the last nine years in the NHL with 870 hits, 746 blocked shots, and 652 penalty minutes in his 462 regular season games, plus 23 postseason games. He's defensive-minded, tough, an well-regarded by staff and teammates.
This is a homecoming for Kampfer. His career started with the B's as well, also with the P-Bruins in 2010, and he remained there until 2012, save for 48 games wearing the Spoked-B. He totaled a dozen points before a trade to the Wild. He's also played for the Panthers and, at 29, has appeared in 166 NHL games overall, with 26 points and 82 penalty minutes.
Boston's depth chart on the back-end includes Zdeno Chara, Charlie McAvoy, Torey Krug, Brandon Carlo, Kevan Miller, Matt Grzelcyk, and John Moore, plus some talented prospects.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports