Adam McQuaid was traded to the New York Rangers by the Boston Bruins on Tuesday for defenseman Steven Kampfer, a fourth-round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft and a conditional seventh-round pick in 2019.
McQuaid, a 31-year-old defenseman, had four points (one goal, three assists) in 38 games for the Bruins last season. He had two points (one goal, one assist) in 12 Stanley Cup Playoff games.
"He's been an incredible teammate for a long time," Bruins forward Brad Marchand told The Athletic. "When you look around the room, you want guys like him. He's just an incredible guy off the ice, in the room and a great friend. He'll do anything for the team. It [stinks]. Unfortunately, it's part of the business."
Video: Adam McQuaid discusses his trade to the Rangers
A second-round pick (No. 55) by the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2005, McQuaid has 66 points (13 goals, 53 assists) in 462 NHL games, all with Boston, and won the Stanley Cup in 2011. He has 11 points (three goals, eight assists) in 68 playoff games.
"It's tough to see him go ... 10 years we've been together, going back to Providence (in the American Hockey League)," Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said. "Today was a tough morning ... we'll miss him."
Kampfer, who turns 30 on Sept. 24, had one assist in 22 games for the Rangers last season. A fourth-round pick (No. 93) by the Anaheim Ducks in the 2007 NHL Draft, he has 26 points (10 goals, 16 assists) in 166 games with the Bruins, Minnesota Wild, Florida Panthers and Rangers.