BOSTON, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has acquired defenseman Dennis Wideman from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for forward Brad Boyes.
Wideman, 23 years old from Kitchener, Ontario, was in his second season with the Blues after making his debut with St. Louis on November 9, 2005. This season he has played in 55 games, recording five goals and 17 assists.
Wideman, who was originally drafted by Buffalo in the eighth round (#241st overall) of the 2002 NHL Player Entry Draft has played in a total of 122 NHL games, tallying 13 goals and 33 assists. (full year-by-year stats below)
Boyes, who was acquired by the Bruins along with Andy Delmore on March 9, 2004 in exchange for Jeff Jillson, had appeared in 62 games, notching 13 goals and 21 assists for the Bruins this season.
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.
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