Adam McQuaid

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Adam McQuaid
Adam McQuaid - Boston Bruins.jpg
McQuaid in October 2014.
Born (1986-10-12) October 12, 1986 (age 28)
Charlottetown, PE, CAN
Height 6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Weight 209 lb (95 kg; 14 st 13 lb)
Position Defenceman
Shoots Right
NHL team Boston Bruins
NHL Draft 55th overall, 2005
Columbus Blue Jackets
Playing career 2007–present

Adam Mark McQuaid (born October 12, 1986) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has also played with Boston's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Providence Bruins. He was raised Catholic but now attends a non-denominational church in the suburbs of Boston.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Amateur[edit]

McQuaid played major midget hockey in his hometown of Cornwall, Prince Edward Island, for the Cornwall Thunder before playing major junior hockey with the Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) for four seasons. McQuaid was selected in the 2nd round (43rd overall) in the 2003 OHL Priority Selection as a 17-year old overage player. He was undrafted by the OHL the previous season.

After scoring 19 points in his second season with the Wolves in 2004–05, McQuaid returned to the OHL and, in his final season, helped lead the Wolves to the OHL Final against the Plymouth Whalers; the Wolves were defeated in six games

Professional[edit]

McQuaid in 2012.

McQuaid was selected in the 2nd round, 55th overall, by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. He returned to the OHL and did not play a game with Columbus before he was traded by the Blue Jackets to the Boston Bruins in exchange for a fifth-round pick in the off season. He was immediately signed by Boston to a three-year, entry-level contract.[2]

He was assigned to Boston's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Providence Bruins in 2007–08 and scored 9 points in his professional rookie season.

He scored his first NHL goal on February 7, 2010, a game-winner against goaltender Jaroslav Halak in a 3–0 win against the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre. During Game 4 of the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals, Pierre McGuire termed him, "one tough hombre." In that same final, McQuaid won his first Stanley Cup.

On July 14, 2011, McQuaid signed a three-year contract worth $4.7 million with the Boston Bruins.[3]

In 2010, McQuaid suffered a freak concussion after tripping over his suitcase.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2002–03 Cornwall Thunder PEIHA 21 4 5 9 44
2003–04 Sudbury Wolves OHL 47 3 6 9 25 7 0 1 1 2
2004–05 Sudbury Wolves OHL 66 3 16 19 98 8 0 2 2 10
2005–06 Sudbury Wolves OHL 68 3 14 17 107 10 0 1 1 16
2006–07 Sudbury Wolves OHL 65 9 22 31 110 21 1 5 6 24
2007–08 Providence Bruins AHL 68 1 8 9 73 10 0 0 0 9
2008–09 Providence Bruins AHL 78 4 11 15 141 16 0 3 3 26
2009–10 Providence Bruins AHL 32 3 7 10 66
2009–10 Boston Bruins NHL 19 1 0 1 21 9 0 0 0 6
2010–11 Boston Bruins NHL 67 3 12 15 96 23 0 4 4 14
2011–12 Boston Bruins NHL 72 2 8 10 99
2012–13 Boston Bruins NHL 32 1 3 4 60 22 2 2 4 10
2013–14 Boston Bruins NHL 30 1 5 6 69
2014–15 Boston Bruins NHL 63 1 6 7 85
NHL totals 283 9 34 43 430 54 2 6 8 30

References[edit]

  1. ^ Benjamin, Amalie (April 5, 2015). "Religion rarely on display across the NHL". The Boston Globe. Retrieved April 6, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Bruins acquire defenseman McQuaid". Boston Globe. 2007-05-17. Retrieved 2008-11-03. 
  3. ^ "Bruins sign McQuaid to three-year contract extension". Fox News. July 14, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Adam McQuaid Ready, Able to Step in and Help Bruins Defensive Corps". Aug 23, 2010. 

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