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Trade: Bruins send Vatrano to the Panthers

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The local kid's time in Boston has come to an end.

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The Boston Bruins made another trade today, sending forward Frank Vatrano to the Florida Panthers in exchange for a third-round draft pick in this coming June’s draft, per a team media release.

Vatrano appeared in just 25 games for the Bruins this season, recording two goals. He leaves Boston with 20G-11A-31PTS totals in 108 games.

It’s a quiet exit for Vatrano, a Massachusetts native who burst onto the scene when he made his first few appearances. After lighting it up in the AHL as well, Vatrano couldn’t seem to get going again in the big leagues.

He then found himself surpassed on the depth chart by guys like Jake DeBrusk and Danton Heinen, and there are other guys in Providence who were nipping at his heels as well.

Adios, Frank. Best of luck in Sunrise.

The acquisition of a third essentially means the Bruins traded Frank Vatrano and Rob O’Gara for Nick Holden, as the Bruins sent a third to New York in that deal earlier this week.

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