BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, February 24, that the team has acquired forward Nick Ritchie from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for forward Danton Heinen.
Ritchie, 24, has produced eight goals and 11 assists for 19 points with 78 penalty minutes and a plus-three rating in 41 games this season. The 6-foot-2, 230-pound forward has skated in 287 career NHL games with Anaheim, totaling 43 goals and 66 assists for 109 points with 331 penalty minutes. The Orangeville, Ontario native was originally selected by Anaheim in the first round (10th overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. He is the younger brother of Providence Bruins forward Brett Ritchie.
Heinen, 24, has appeared in 58 games with Boston this season, recording seven goals and 15 assists for 22 points with a plus-three rating. The 6-foot-1, 188-pound forward has skated in 220 career NHL games with Boston, totaling 34 goals and 69 assists for 103 points with 42 penalty minutes. The Langley, British Columbia native was originally selected by Boston in the fourth round (116th overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.