After finishing last in the Metropolitan Division the Rangers are trying to rebuild their defensive core.
After being traded by the Anaheim Ducks in March of 2010, Kampfer spent three seasons in the Bruins organization, bouncing back and forth between Providence and Boston. In exchange the B's get back defenseman Steven Kampfer, a 2019 fourth-round draft pick and a 2019 conditional seventh-round draft pick.
Veteran forward Brad Marchand is one of them, gushing over the defenseman as a player and a person after the deal was made. The 31-year-old also tied for second-most hits per game in Bruins history (2.1). He had three points over that time, as he's your essential borderline NHLer/seventh d-man role player. He helped the team win the 2011 Stanley Cup and make it to the 2013 final.
Since then, Kampfer spent two seasons in the AHL and then played in 73 National Hockey League games with the Florida Panthers from 2014-17.
Essentially, fourth-round picks have little value so if you're able to flip them for a player you like you do it.
Adam McQuaid's ceiling is a bottom pairing defenseman. A staple on the Boston line since his rookie (and Stanley Cup-winning) 2010-11 season, McQuaid played in only 38 games last season, missing almost three months after suffering a broken right fibula while blocking a shot on October 19.
The six-foot-four, 212-pound defenceman has recorded 13 goals and 53 assists for 66 points with 652 penalty minutes in 462 games.
They may have been better suited signing someone like Johnny Oduya or taking a flier on Jordan Schmaltz and signing them to a PTO. Sad to see you go Quaider and all the best in NY.