Bruins acquire F Pat Maroon from Wild

By Thomson Reuters Mar 8, 2024 | 2:56 PM

The Boston Bruins acquired three-time Stanley Cup winner Pat Maroon from the Minnesota Wild ahead of Friday’s trade deadline.

The Wild picked up forward Luke Toporowski and a conditional sixth-round selection in the 2026 NHL Draft in return. Toporowski will be sent to Iowa of the American Hockey League.

Also on Friday, the Bruins got Andrew Peeke from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for fellow defenseman Jakub Zboril and a third-round pick in the 2027 NHL Draft.

Maroon, 35, has 16 points (four goals, 12 assists) and 60 penalty minutes in 49 games this season. He underwent back surgery on Feb. 6 and was scheduled to be sidelined for four-to-six weeks.

The rugged forward won three consecutive Stanley Cups with the St. Louis Blues (2019) and Tampa Bay Lightning (2020, 2021).

The Bruins (37-13-15), who entered Friday’s action in second place in the Eastern Conference, have not lifted the Stanley Cup since 2011.

Maroon has tallied 304 points (121 goals, 183 assists) and 990 penalty minutes in 778 games over 13 seasons with the Anaheim Ducks, Edmonton Oilers, New Jersey Devils, Blues, Lightning and Wild. He has 23 goals and 28 assists in 150 career postseason games.

Toporowski, 22, has recorded 17 points (seven goals, 10 assists) in 49 games this season with AHL Providence.

Peeke, 25, has eight points (one goal, seven assists) in 23 games this season. He is playing in his first campaign of a three-year, $8.25 million contract.

Peeke has 42 points (10 goals, 32 assists) in 218 career games since being selected by Columbus in the second round of the 2016 NHL Draft.

Zboril, 27, has totaled one goal and 15 assists in 76 career games since being selected by Boston with the 13th overall pick of the 2015 NHL Draft. He has nine assists in 31 games this season with Providence.

Also Friday, the Bruins announced a one-year, $800,000 contract extension for defenseman Parker Wotherspoon. The 26-year-old has six assists, a plus-five rating, 54 blocks and 67 hits in 32 games this season.

–Field Level Media