BOSTON, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has acquired defenseman Cody Wild from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for forward Matt Marquardt.
The 22-year-old Wild has split this season between the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League and the Stockton Thunder of the East Coast Hockey League. Wild played 37 games with Springfield and recorded 14 assists and 24 PIM and skated in four games with Stockton, registering one assist and 4 PIM. In 109 career games with the Falcons, Wild had 5-30-35 totals and 74 PIM. The 6’1” 205-pound native of North Providence, Rhode Island was selected by the Edmonton Oilers in the fifth round (140th overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. He appeared in 100 collegiate games in his three years at Providence College from 2005-08, with 16 goals and 41 assists.
The 22-year-old Marquardt has split this season between Providence (American Hockey League) and Reading (East Coast Hockey League), with 1-9-10 totals in 41 games for the P-Bruins and 1-2-3 totals in nine games with the Royals. The North Bay, Ontario native recorded 10 goals and 22 assists in 113 career games during his one-plus seasons with the P Bruins. Marquardt was selected by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the seventh round (194th overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. He was traded by Columbus to Boston on May 27, 2008 for Jonathan Sigalet.