BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, January 11, that the team has acquired forward Paul Carey from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for defenseman Cody Goloubef. Carey will report to the Providence Bruins.
Carey has skated in five games with Ottawa this season, as well as 29 games with AHL affiliate Belleville, where he has tallied five goals and 22 assists for 27 points. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound forward spent the 2017-18 season with the New York Rangers, where he established NHL career highs with seven goals and seven assists for 14 points in 60 games.
Over his six-year NHL career with Ottawa, New York, Washington and Colorado, Carey has amassed eight goals and eight assists for 16 points in 97 appearances. At the AHL level with Belleville, Hershey, Providence and Lake Erie, the 30-year-old forward has posted 84 goals and 125 assists for 209 points in 316 games.
Prior to turning pro, Carey enjoyed a successful collegiate career at Boston College from 2008-12, including winning the NCAA Championship in 2010 and 2012. In 147 college games, he tallied 45 goals and 41 assists for 86 points. Carey's local ties trace back to 2003-05, when he starred for Thayer Academy in Braintree, Massachusetts.
The Boston, Massachusetts native was originally selected by the Colorado Avalanche in the fifth round (135th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.
Goloubef has appeared in 16 games with Providence this season, tallying three goals and nine assists for 12 points. He spent the 2017-18 season with the Calgary Flames AHL affiliate, Stockton Heat, recording eight goals and 12 assists for 20 points in 46 games. In 2016-17, the 6-foot-1, 201-pound blueliner posted five assists in 33 NHL games with the Colorado Avalanche, while adding two goals and six assists in 18 AHL games with the San Antonio Rampage and Cleveland Monsters. Goloubef played in a career-high 43 NHL games with Columbus in 2015-16, tallying one goal and seven assists for eight points. The 29-year-old established a career high in scoring in 2014-15, notching nine assists with a plus-12 rating in 36 games. Over his six-year NHL career, Goloubef has skated in 129 regular season games, compiling two goals and 21 assists for 23 points.
The Mississauga, Ontario native was originally selected by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the second round (37thoverall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.