BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, February 21, that the team has acquired forward Ondrej Kase from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for forward David Backes, defenseman Axel Andersson and a 2020 first-round draft pick. Boston will retain 25 percent of Backes' salary.
Kase, 24, has appeared in 49 games with Anaheim this season, recording seven goals and 16 assists for 23 points. The 6-foot, 190-pound forward has skated in 198 career NHL games, totaling 43 goals and 53 assists for 96 points. The Kadan, Czech Republic native was originally selected by Anaheim in the seventh round (205th overall) in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
Backes, 35, has appeared in 16 games with Boston this season, tallying one goal and two assists for three points. The 6-foot-3, 215-pound forward has skated in 944 career NHL games, totaling 245 goals and 309 assists for 554 points.
Andersson, 20, has skated in 41 games with the Moncton Wildcats of the QMJHL this season, recording two goals and 20 assists for 22 points. The Jarna, Sweden native was originally selected by Boston in the second round (57th overall) of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.