BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, June 25, that the team has signed defenseman Steven Kampfer to a two-year contract extension through the 2020-21 season with an annual cap hit of $800,000.
Kampfer, 30, has skated in 201 career NHL games, compiling 13 goals and 19 assists for 32 points with 104 penalty minutes.
After being acquired by the Bruins via trade from the New York Rangers on September 11, 2018, the 5-foot-11, 195-pound blueliner skated in 35 regular season games for the Bruins in 2018-19, tallying three goals and three assists for six points, while adding a goal in the team's Game 1 win in the Eastern Conference Final vs. the Carolina Hurricanes.
It was the second career stint in Boston for Kampfer, who was originally selected by the Anaheim Ducks in the fourth round (93rd overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft before being traded to the Boston Bruins on March 2, 2010, in exchange for a conditional fourth-round draft pick (later traded to Carolina - selected Justin Shugg). He made his NHL debut with the Bruins on December 9, 2010 in a 5-2 home win against the New York Islanders. Kampfer appeared in 38 games with the Bruins in 2010-11, producing a career-high five goals and five assists for 10 points en route to helping the team win the 2011 Stanley Cup. He had two assists in 10 games with Boston the following season, before the team traded him to the Minnesota Wild at the deadline in exchange for Greg Zanon. He tallied two goals and one assist in 13 games with Minnesota that season following the trade.
After spending two seasons in the AHL, Kampfer appeared in 73 NHL games with the Florida Panthers from 2014-17, notching two goals and six assists for eight points. He was traded to the New York Rangers on November 8, 2016, along with a conditional draft pick, in exchange for Dylan McIlrath. In his final two seasons with the Rangers from 2016-18, Kampfer recorded one goal and two assists in 32 NHL appearances. Over his eight-year professional career, Kampfer has also skated in 249 AHL games, totaling 27 goals and 81 assists for 108 points.
The Ann Arbor, Michigan native played four seasons of collegiate hockey at the University of Michigan from 2006-10 prior to turning pro.