BOSTON (CBS) – Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli confirmed Saturday afternoon that the team traded defenseman Johnny Boychuk to the New York Islanders for three draft picks.
Chiarelli said the team will receive two second round picks from the Islanders in the deal.
The first will come in the 2015 draft, a pick originally belonging to the Philadelphia Flyers. The second pick will be in the 2016 draft.
In addition, the Bruins will receive a conditional third-round pick in the 2015 draft. The Bruins will only receive that selection if the Islanders trade Boychuk during the 2014-15 season to an Eastern Conference team, Chiarelli said.
In 321 regular season games, all but four with the Bruins, Boychuk scored 19 goals and notched 56 assists. He managed a plus/minus rating of +89 with the team.
Boychuk was a key figure for the Bruins in recent postseason appearances. In 79 playoff games, Boychuk racked up 13 goals and 14 assists.
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