BOSTON, MA – The news broke late Tuesday evening that the Boston Bruins and Ottawa Senators made a trade. Senators center Chris Kelly was sent to Boston in exchange for a second round draft pick in the upcoming 2011 NHL Draft.
According to the Bruins public relations department, Kelly has a played in 57-games this season and has appeared in 462 NHL games, which were all with Ottawa. He currently recorded his 100th career assist on February 5, 2011, against the New York Islanders and also recorded a hat trick against the New York Rangers on December 5, 2010.
“Chris is a two way center. I don’t know if he is 30 or 31 [years of age]. Has a lot of playoff experience, very good on face-offs, he is a high character person. He plays both ways and we needed a center man that is going to give us some depth and Chris can give us that. He can play up and down the line up [and] I’ve obviously had a connection to him in my time in Ottawa and know him as a person, he’s a very good person and has good leadership characters. He is under contract for next year and we’re happy to have him in the organization,” said Boston Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli.
The Bruins hope to still acquire a defenseman before the NHL trade deadline concludes on February 28, 2011.
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