What do the Boston Bruins and YOU have in common? Both can go to sleep at night now that the trade deadline is in effect.
The Boston Bruins have filled their defensive void by acquiring Andrej Meszaros from the Philadelphia Flyers. The Bruins sent the Flyers a third-round draft pick in return.
Bruins acquire Andrej Meszaros from Philadelphia for a 3rd round pick. #TradeCentre
— NHL on TSN (@NHLonTSN) March 5, 2014
Meszaros, 28, was drafted 23rd overall by the Ottawa Senators in 2004, and has proved to be a reliable defenseman to date.
Meszaros has played 9 seasons in the NHL, charting 54 goals and 165 assists for 219 points in his career. He has been averaging 17:22 minutes of ice time per game this season.
Meszaros also has five years of playoff experience, which is extremely important for the Bruins. Losing veteran defender Dennis Seidenberg to a season-ending injury would’ve been crucial for the Bruins come playoff time if they hadn’t found a veteran defenceman to take his place. The Bruins and their fans are hoping Meszaros can be the guy who is able to take on the same minutes Seidenberg did.
The team won’t be completely new to Meszaros, as he was teammates with Chris Kelly in Ottowa.
According to WEEI, Kelly said “Mez skates extremely well, he’s got a great shot and he’s a big body,” also adding that Meszaros will fit in well with the Bruins. – WEEI