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Bruins get Stempniak from Devils

Forward leading New Jersey in scoring cost two draft picks

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The Boston Bruins acquired forward Lee Stempniak from the New Jersey Devils for a fourth-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft pick and a second-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft on Monday.

Stempniak reached 40 points for the fourth time in his NHL career but the first time since 2009-10. He led the Devils with 25 assists and 41 points in 63 games. It marks the second straight year the 33-year-old right wing was traded at the deadline; he was traded by the Rangers to the Jets on March 1, 2015 for forward Carl Klingberg.

Stempniak skated with the Bruins in September before accepting a tryout with the Devils, which resulted in his one-year contract.

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Stempniak, scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, will be playing for his ninth team in 11 seasons. He has played 771 NHL games for the St. Louis Blues, Toronto Maple Leafs, Phoenix Coyotes, Calgary Flames, Pittsburgh Penguins, New York Rangers, Winnipeg Jets and Devils.

The Bruins also acquired defenseman John-Michael Liles from the Carolina Hurricanes in a trade for left wing Anthony Camara, a third-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft and a fifth-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft.

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