Adam McQuaid

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Adam McQuaid
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McQuaid as a member of the Boston Bruins.
Born (1986-10-12) October 12, 1986 (age 27)
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.

Playing career[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 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, in his final season, helped lead the Wolves to the OHL Final against the Plymouth Whalers; the Wolves were defeated in six games.

In the off-season, McQuaid was traded by the Blue Jackets to the Boston Bruins in exchange for a fifth-round pick. He was immediately signed by Boston to a three-year, entry-level contract.[1]

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.[2]

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
NHL totals 220 8 28 36 345 54 2 6 8 30

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bruins acquire defenseman McQuaid". Boston Globe. 2007-05-17. Retrieved 2008-11-03. 
  2. ^ "Bruins sign McQuaid to three-year contract extension". Fox News. July 14, 2011. 

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