BOSTON, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has assigned defenseman Adam McQuaid to the Providence Bruins (American Hockey League).
The 23-year-old McQuaid made his Bruins/NHL debut on December 19, 2009 in Toronto and has skated in 15 games this year for Boston, earning his first career NHL goal and point with the game-winning tally on February 7 in Montreal. McQuaid has recorded 19 penalty minutes defending the B’s blueline. He has played in 31 games this season for Providence and has registered 3-7=10 totals and 66 penalty minutes.
The 6’5” 209-pound Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island native was originally drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the second round (55th overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. McQuaid was traded to Boston from Columbus for a 2007 fifth round draft pick on May 16, 2007.