Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, June 25, that the team has acquired a sixth round pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for the rights toCarl Soderberg. The 2016 sixth round pick is Boston's natural selection, as it originally belonged to the Bruins and was part of the March 2, 2015 trade between Colorado and Boston that brought Max Talbot and Paul Carey to the B's in exchange for Jordan Caron.
As I previously looked at, this is right in the middle of what I expected, but Sweeney did pretty good considering that each team could talk to players who were heading to free agency starting today. This tweet pretty much sums up my thoughts on the matter:
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Sakic: I'll give you a seventh for Carl's rights. Sweeney: You can talk to him now for free. Anyone can. Sakic: FINE. A SIXTH BUT THAT'S IT!</p>— Ryan Stimson (@RK_Stimp) <a href="https://twitter.com/RK_Stimp/status/614179058243497984">June 25, 2015</a></blockquote>
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FREE DRAFT PICK PARTY! WOOOOO!!!