McQuaid in September 2015
October 12, 1986 |
|Height||6 ft 5 in (196 cm)|
|Weight||209 lb (95 kg; 14 st 13 lb)|
|NHL team||Boston Bruins|
|NHL Draft||55th overall, 2005
Columbus Blue Jackets
Adam 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.
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
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.
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.
In 2010, McQuaid suffered a freak concussion after tripping over his suitcase.
In the 2012-13 season he helped the Bruins to the Stanley Cup Final, by scoring the game-winning goal vs. the Penguins in game 4. He and the Bruins would end up losing in the Final vs the Chiago Blackhawks, in game 6.
In the 2013-14 season, McQuaid would miss most of the season with an illness, however on June 26, 2015, McQuaid signed a four-year contract extension with the Bruins worth a total of $11M.
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