The Boston Bruins are saying goodbye to one of their most veteran players. Defenseman Adam McQuaid has been traded to the New York Rangers for defenseman Steven Kampfer and two draft picks.

GM Don Sweeney made the deal because there are some younger (and cheaper) defensemen that the team wants to get in the lineup.

McQuaid has been with the Bruins organization for 11 years and begins the final year of a four-year deal that pays him $2.75 million.

The Bruins have some younger players such as defenseman Charlie McAvoy who will be up for contracts over the next year.

Kampfer is 29-years-old and began his career with the Bruins in 2010. He has played in 166 NHL games over the years. The B's also get a 4th round draft pick in the 2019 draft and a conditional 7th round pick.

Bruins players reacted with sadness about losing a veteran player and good guy.