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Boston Bruins Acquire Peter Schaefer

by Staff Writer / Boston Bruins
Forward Peter Schaefer (27) attempts a wrap around the net of Boston Bruin's goalie Tim Thomas (30). (AP Photo/Fred Chartrand, CP)
Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has acquired left-winger Peter Schaefer from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for right-winger Shean Donovan.

"Peter will bring us some added scoring and tenacity along the boards," said Chiarelli.  "He has playoff experience and he is a proven penalty killer.  His addition will help round out our forwards."

Schaefer, a member of the 2007 Eastern Conference Champion Ottawa Senators, is a native of Yellow Grass, Saskatchewan.  The 6'1", 185-pound left-winger appeared in 77 games for the Senators, posting 12 goals, 34 assists and 32 penalty minutes. He also registered one goal, five assists and ten penalty minutes in 20 Stanley Cup playoff game appearances for Ottawa.

Schaefer spent three seasons with Ottawa, after being traded by Vancouver for Sami Salo on September 21, 2002. Originally drafted by the Canucks as a 3rd round choice (66th overall) in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft, Schaeffer has played in 493 career NHL games, in which he has tallied 89 goals, 144 assists and 180 penalty minutes.

The Bruins signed Donovan as a free agent on July 2, 2006 after spending over two seasons with the Calgary Flames.  Last season with Boston, he tallied six goals, 11 assists and 56 penalty minutes in 76 games.
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