Rangers acquire Adam McQuaid
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Frank Curto

The New York Rangers acquire Adam McQuaid from the Boston Bruins in exchange for Steven Kampfer and two draft picks.

As training camp is set to begin later this week, New York Rangers general manager Jeff Gorton announced on Tuesday that the team has acquired defenseman Adam McQuaid from the Boston Bruins in exchange for defenseman Steven Kampfer, a fourth-round pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, and a conditional seventh-round draft pick.

The 31-year-old McQuaid 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. He was a member of the Boston Bruins for his entire career until Tuesday’s trade.

For his career, he has played in 462 games registering 13 goals and 53 points. The right-handed defenseman averaged 16:18 minutes of ice time with the Bruins, but never has played a full 82 game season.

The tough hitting defenseman has had 16 fights in the last three seasons and has amassed 652 career penalty minutes, as compared to  Steven Kampfer ‘s 82 career penalty minutes.

McQuaid was a member of the Bruins team that won the Stanley Cup in the 2010-2011 season. In that year he was a plus 30, appearing in 67 games for the Bruins.

The defenseman was originally drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the second round, (55th overall), of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

Kampfer, 29, appeared in 22 games for the Rangers last season with just one assist. In two seasons with New York, he appeared in 32 games registering one goal and three points. His last game played for the Rangers was Feb. 11, 2018, in Winnipeg.

Kampfer served as a fill-in defenseman under previous head coach Alain Vigneault and was never able to crack into the top six of the Blueshirts defense on a steady basis.

The trade was obviously made for McQuaid’s toughness, something the Rangers were lacking on the blueline last season.

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