BOSTON, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has acquired defenseman Adam McQuaid from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for a fifth round pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. Subsequently the team signed McQuaid to a multiyear contract.
“We acquired Adam because we were impressed with the way that he developed this season with Sudbury,” said Chiarelli. “He has size, strength, a good hockey sense and he is a good defender. We felt that the draft was thinner than usual in the lower rounds and that this was a good way to get value with a lower round pick. We are happy to have Adam in the mix.”
McQuaid, who is 20 years-old and from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, was selected by the Blue Jackets with the 55th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.
McQuaid has spent the past four seasons playing for the Sudbury Wolves of the OHL. Last season, he played in 65 games for the Wolves, tallying nine goals, 22 assists and 100 PIMs.