BREAKING: Bruins Acquire Andrej Meszaros
With the NHL trade deadline upon us, Peter Chiarelli and the Boston Bruins have made their move, acquiring defenseman Andrej Meszaros from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for a third round draft pick, according to reports.
Sportsnet’s Dan Murphy reported the deal first on twitter, in the final hour before the deadline.
Meszaros, 28, is a left-handed shot from the point in the last year of a six-year $24m deal.
In his ninth NHL season, Meszaros has 17 points in 38 games for the Flyers averaging 17:22 TOI.
The Bruins were hungry for depth on defense after losing Dennis Seidenberg earlier in the season to an ACL tear and were left with a largely inexperienced group roaming the blue-line. Meszaros should provide the depth they are looking for at a cheap price, unlike many other defensive trade pieces on the market.
Meszaros is already a friendly face to Bruins captain Zdeno Chara, the two played on Team Slovakia in the recent Sochi Olympics.
Meszaros has 54 goals-165 assists-219 points and a plus-34 rating in 571 games thus far in his career and is a four-time 30 point scorer.
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