28-Year-Old Defenseman – Boston Bruins
Adam McQuaid Contract Information:
Signed a three-year extension with Boston in July of 2011.
McQuaid (ankle) saw 19:04 worth of ice time in Wednesday's 2-0 preseason win over the Capitals.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
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.