The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired defenseman Adam McQuaid from the New York Rangers in exchange for recently acquired defenseman Julius Bergman along with 2019 fourth and seventh round selections, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.
McQuaid, 32, has posted 15 goals and 56 assists for 71 points with 685 penalty minutes and a +63 plus/minus rating in 498 career NHL games with the Rangers and Boston Bruins since making his league debut in 2009-10. He has added 3-8-11, 30 penalty minutes and a +13 plus/minus rating in 68 career Stanley Cup Playoff contests, including helping the Bruins capture the 2011 Stanley Cup with 0-4-4 and 14 penalty minutes in 23 outings.
"Adam McQuaid is a tough, physical defenseman with a Stanley Cup championship on his resume," said Kekalainen. "He is very respected and will bring great character and leadership to our club."
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A native of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, McQuaid has recorded 2-3-5 with 33 penalty minutes and a +3 plus/minus rating in 36 games with New York this season. He collected 1-3-4 and 62 penalty minutes in 38 contests with the Bruins in 2017-18. He played in a career-high 77 games with Boston in 2016-17, registering 2-8-10 and 71 penalty minutes.
The 6-4, 210-pound blueliner had added 8-26-34, 280 penalty minutes and was +26 in 178 career American Hockey League games from 2007-10. He registered 18-58-76, 340 penalty minutes and was +32 in 246 career Ontario Hockey League appearances with the Sudbury Wolves from 2003-07. McQuaid was originally selected by Columbus in the second round, 55th overall, in the 2005 NHL Draft.
Adam McQuaid Career Stats