February 20, 2018 | 12:06pm ET
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BRUINS ACQUIRE HOLDEN FROM RANGERS

 
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Nick Holden, defenceman

 

The Boston Bruins have acquired defenseman Nick Holden from the New York Rangers in exchange for defenseman Rob O’Gara and a 2018 third-round draft pick.

Holden, 30, has skated in 55 games with New York in 2017-18, recording three goals and nine assists for 12 points with 14 penalty minutes. 

In 356 career NHL regular-season games, to date, with the Rangers, Colorado Avalanche and Columbus Blue Jackets, Holden has accumulated 35 goals and 72 assists for 107 points.

The St. Albert, Alberta native was originally signed by the Blue Jackets to a three-year entry level contract on March 28, 2008. 

O’Gara, 24, has skated in 11 career NHL games with Boston over the course of the last two seasons. He has also appeared in 43 AHL games with Providence in 2017-18, totaling two goals and six assists for eight points with a plus-five rating. 

The Massapequa, New York native was originally selected by Boston in the fifth round (151st overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.