BOSTON (CBS) — The Boston Bruins made a minor trade on Thursday, sending forward Frank Vatrano to the Florida Panthers.
In exchange, the Bruins will receive a third-round pick.READ MORE: Massachusetts Reports 33 New COVID Cases, 1 Additional Death
Earlier in the week, the Bruins sent away their own third-round pick to the New York Rangers when they acquired defenseman Nick Holden.
Vatrano is just 23 years old but he has three years (108 games) of NHL experience. He registered two goals and zero assists in 25 games this season with the Bruins, a year after scoring 10 goals and registering eight assists in 44 games. He played in six playoff games last season, scoring a third-period goal in a 2-1 victory over the Senators in Game 1 of the conference quarterfinals.READ MORE: Study: Drinking 3 To 4 Cups Of Coffee Per Day Cuts Risk For Liver Problems
In the 2015-16 season, Vatrano scored 36 goals in 36 games in the AHL, registering 55 total points.
A native of East Longmeadow, Mass., Vatrano signed with the Bruins after playing collegiately at UMass.MORE NEWS: Fourth Stimulus Check: Will You Get Another Relief Payment?