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Bruins Acquire Aaron Ward From New York Rangers in Exchange for Paul Mara

by Staff Writer / Boston Bruins

BOSTON, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has acquired defenseman Aaron Ward from the New York Rangers in exchange for defenseman Paul Mara.

Ward, a 34-year old from Ottawa, Canada was in his first season with the Rangers after spending the previous four NHL seasons with the Carolina Hurricanes, with whom he won a Stanley Cup Championship last season. This season with New York, Ward has played 60 games, scoring three goals and registering ten assists.

Ward, who was the first round selection (fifth overall) by the Winnipeg Jets in the 1991 NHL Player Entry Draft, has played 612 career NHL games, scored 34 goals and tallied 78 assists.

Mara was acquired by the Bruins on June 26, 2006 from the Phoenix Coyotes in exchange for Nick Boynton. He played in 59 games for the Bruins this season, tallying three goals and 15 assists.

The Bruins return to action on Thursday night when they host the Philadelphia Flyers at the TD Banknorth Garden at 7:00 p.m. ET. This Thursday, as every Thursday night game, is a Student Night. All high school and college students are eligible for one half-price ticket in the $45.50 and $55.00 price range with a valid student ID.

Tickets are available for all home games online by clicking here, at the TD Banknorth Garden Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone at 617.624.BEAR.

Fans who cannot make it to the game can catch all of the action by watching the action live on NESN, or by tuning into WBZ Radio to hear the live radio broadcast of the game.
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