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Oilers get LW Marquardt from Bruins for D Cody Wild

Tuesday, 03.02.2010 / 6:00 PM / 2010 Trade Deadline

NHL.com

The Edmonton Oilers exchanged minor-leaguers with Boston on Tuesday, acquiring  forward Matt Marquardt from the Bruins in exchange for defenseman Cody Wild.

Marquardt, 22, has appeared in 42 games with the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League this season, scoring 1 goal and 10 points. He also had a goal and a pair of assists in nine games with Reading of the ECHL.

The 6-foot-3, 229-pound left wing played in 71 games with Providence last season and had 22 points (9 goals, 13 assists). He played junior hockey with the Moncton Wildcats and Baie-Comeau Drakkar of the QMJHL, collecting 164 points in 203 games. Marquardt was originally drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the seventh round (No. 194) in the 2006 Entry Draft and was traded to Boston on May 27, 2008 for Jonathan Sigalet.

Wild, 22, has split this season between Springfield of the AHL and Stockton of the ECHL. Wild played 37 games with Springfield and recorded 14 assists and 24 PIM and skated in four games with Stockton, registering one assist and 4 PIM. In 109 career games with Springfield. Wild had 5 goals and 35 points with 74 PIM.  The 6-foot-1, 205-pound native of North Providence, R.I., was taken by the Oilers in the fifth round (No. 140) of the 2006 Entry Draft. He played 100 games in three years at Providence College before turning pro in 2008.

It means a lot to us, we're very excited. We're looking to continue to build on [our] top core talent of young players. It's just a great opportunity for us to really build high.

— Panthers vice president of hockey operations Travis Viola after Florida won the No. 1 pick in the NHL Draft Lottery