30-Year-Old Defenseman – Boston Bruins
Adam McQuaid Contract Information:
Signed a four-year, $11 million contract with the Bruins in June of 2015.
McQuaid (upper body) returned to practice Wednesday, Joe Haggerty of CSN New England reports.
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McQuaid, who recorded one goal and seven points in 63 games for the Bruins in 2014-15, to go along with 85 PIM, is off the radar in most fantasy formats, but his size, rugged play, and sound positional hockey are assets to the teamís blue line when he is healthy. Thereís the rub; whether it was a product of his style of hockey, bad luck, or simply a combo of the two, McQuaid has been a frequent visitor to training room over his NHL career. After having signed McQuaid to a four-year, $11 million contract this offseason, the Bís -- who bid adieu to young blue line cog Dougie Hamilton in June -- are clearly banking on the 28-year-old holding up much better in 2015-16.
McQuaid's 2013-14 season was derailed by injuries, as the rugged blueliner finished up the campaign with six points and 69 PIM in 30 games. While McQuaid isn't much of a factor offensively, he brings size and a sound positional brand of defense to the Bruinsí deep and balanced backline corps.
McQuaid isn't much of a factor on the offensive side of things, having recorded just four points in 32 games last season to go along with 60 PIMs. That said, he brings size and rugged play to the table for the Bís, while playing a sound positional brand of defense.
With 10 points in 72 games, McQuaid wasn't much of a factor on offense this past season, but he's a big and rugged player whose solid stay-at-home work is an asset to the Bruins. Over the past two seasons, he's a combined plus-46.
McQuaid is not much of an offensive threat (15 points in 67 games this past season), but he plays tough, sound positional hockey and continues to improve, with a plus-30 rating in 2010-11 to show for it.
McQuaid held his own when injuries hit the Bruins' blue line in 2009-10, but he'll need to defend his role as the team's No. 7 defenseman come training camp.
A stay-at-home defender, McQuaid provides the B's organization with some blue line depth, but right now the numbers are stacked against him with regards to seeing regular duty with the big club.
The former Columbus draft pick has impressed Coach Claude Julien with his steady play, but the numbers are stacked against McQuaid for now.
McQuaid was assigned to Providence of the American Hockey League in Sept. 2007.
Second-round pick in 2005 is a few years away from a crack at the NHL roster.
Fast and tough, McQuaid is a potential top-four defenseman once he gets up to speed in the pro game. He's fresh out of junior hockey, though, and is a few seasons away from being ready for the NHL.