By MyFM's Jake Archer - The Boston Bruins made a move just about an hour ago, as they acquired a player from the New York Rangers, the team they have been linked with most as a potential trade partner. The trade though, was not for Ryan McDonough or Rick Nash, big name players that the B's have reportedly been targeting. Nope, the deal was for Nick Holden, a 30 year old defenseman who does not move the needle at all.
The B's gave up a 2018 first round pick and 24 year old defenseman Rob O'Gara in the deal. It seems like a peculiar deal, given the price tag for someone of almost no note. The Bruins are also now carrying nine defensemen, which would indicate that another move most likely will be made.
Holden will be an unrestricted free agent after the season and he currently has three goals and nine assists. His career highs are 11 goals and 23 assists, which he put up in his first year with the Rangers in 2016-2017. Before that, Holden had been a member of the Colorado Avalanche only to be traded during the 2016 draft for a future fourth round pick.
O'Gara has spent most of the season in Providence, where he has posted two goals and six assists, but did play in eight games for Boston towards the beginning of the year. The Rangers, who are having a pretty bad year and are last in their division, are looking to get younger and sell off some of their stars. We will see if these two teams link up again before the deadline on a more interesting deal.