Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the Bruins have acquired forwards Maxime Talbot and Paul Carey from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for Jordan Caron and a 2016 sixth round pick, as well as forward Zack Phillips from the Minnesota Wild in exchange for Jared Knight.
Talbot has played in 63 games this season with the Avs, registering five goals and 10 assists. In his career, the 31-year-old has 89 goals and 105 assists in 638 games played. Talbot is signed through the 2015-16 season with a cap hit of $1.8 million, which the Avs have agreed to retain half of. The Bruins will be the fourth team that Talbot has been a member of - the Avs, Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers being the other three.
Paul Carey has appeared in just 10 games for the Avs this season, registering for only one assist. The hometown kid has 22 NHL games under his belt, all played with the Avalanche. The 26-year-old forward has 40 goals and 49 assists in 171 games played with the AHL's Lake Erie Monsters. Prior to his professional career, Carey was a member of the Boston College Eagles. Carey was drafted in the fifth round of the 2007 NHL draft.
Jordan Caron was drafted 25th overall by the Bruins in the 2009 NHL draft. In 134 games with the Bruins, Caron has 12 goals and 16 assists. Caron cleared waivers earlier this year and amounted to success with the Providence Bruins, and his trade to the Avalanche will give the 24-year-old a fresh start.
Zack Phillips was part of an AHL trade with the Minnesota Wild. In 49 games with the AHL's Iowa Wild, the 22-year-old has registered seven goals and eight assists. In 196 total career AHL games, Phillips has 27 goals and 48 assists. The forward was the 28th overall pick in the 2011 NHL draft.
Jared Knight, who Phillips was swapped for, has appeared in 107 games with the Providence Bruins, registering for seven goals and 20 assists. Knight was drafted by the Bruins in the second round of the 2010 NHL draft.