Bruins Make Deadline Day Trade for Three-Time Cup Winner

Jan 2, 2024; Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Wild left wing Pat Maroon (20) passes during the
Jan 2, 2024; Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Wild left wing Pat Maroon (20) passes during the / Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

As the Boston Bruins chase their elusive seventh Stanley Cup, they have made a Trade Deadline day trade for a player who knows a thing or two about winning hockey's ultimate prize. On Friday, the Bruins acquired Minnesota Wild forward and three-time Cup champion Pat Maroon for a conditional late round draft pick.

Bruins News: Pat Maroon Acquired at Trade Deadline

Maroon, a seasoned vet at 35 years old and 778 regular season games under his belt, isn't going to light the lamp or put up big time points for Boston, but he has a proven track record as a winner and can add a veteran presence that becomes so pivotal come playoff time in the NHL.

Maroon won three straight Stanley Cups from 2019 to 2021, including as a member of his hometown St. Louis Blues over the Bruins in 2019. He won the 2020 and 2021 Stanley Cup with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Maroon has suited up for 150 career playoff games and registered 51 points in his playoff career.

In 49 games with the Wild this season, Maroon has found the net four times and added 12 assists. He has not played since suffering a back injury on Jan. 27 and underwent back surgery on Feb. 5, with an estimated recovery timetable of 4-6 weeks.

He is far from the flashiest name swirling in trade rumors as we approach the 3 p.m. EST deadline, but Boston is working within the confines of limited draft pick capital and little cap space, so Maroon is a tremendous pickup when considering those limited resources.

Don Sweeney and Cam Neely still have about three more hours to attempt to bolster this team for a deep playoff run. They might not be done just yet.

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