BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, September 11, that the team has traded defenseman Adam McQuaid to the New York Rangers in exchange for defenseman Steven Kampfer, a 2019 fourth-round draft pick and a 2019 conditional seventh-round draft pick.
Kampfer, 29, has skated in 166 career NHL games, compiling 10 goals and 16 assists for 26 points with 82 penalty minutes. The 5-foot-11, 195-pound blueliner 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 last two seasons with the Rangers from 2016-18, Kampfer has 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.
McQuaid, 31, has spent his entire 11-year professional career with the Boston Bruins organization since being acquired by the team from the Columbus Blue Jackets on May 17, 2007, in exchange for a fifth-round draft pick. The 6-foot-4, 212-pound defenseman appeared in 178 AHL games with Providence from 2007-10, compiling eight goals and 26 assists for 34 points with 280 penalty minutes. He made his first NHL appearance with Boston in 2009-10, before becoming a mainstay on the team the following season, with three goals and a career-high 12 assists in 67 regular season appearances in 2010-11. He also skated in 23 postseason games to help lead the Bruins to the 2011 Stanley Cup. Over his nine-year NHL career with Boston, McQuaid has appeared in 462 games, totaling 13 goals and 53 assists for 66 points with 652 penalty minutes.
The Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island native was originally selected by Columbus in the second round (55th overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.