clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Bruins acquire defenseman Mike Reilly from the Ottawa Senators

New, comments

Well, there’s some depth on defense.

Edmonton Oilers v Ottawa Senators Photo by Chris Tanouye/Getty Images

Shortly after the pummeling at the hands of the Washington Capitals ended, the Bruins announced that they’ve made their first move of Trade Deadline Season, acquiring defenseman Mike Reilly from the Ottawa Senators.

In exchange, the Bruins are sending Ottawa a third-round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft.

Reilly is a 27-year-old, left-shot defenseman. He’s played 40 games for the Senators this season, recording 19 assists in the process.

What do the Fancy Stats say?

This was a good get for Don. He would’ve almost certainly been 1D last night if he had been here earlier.
Evolving-Hockey.com

Yes, the Fancy Stats say that this was an upgrade for the Bruins (especially when it only cost them a third a year from now).

Reilly will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of this season.

The 6’ 2” defender is a Minnesota native and was drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the fourth round back in 2011 (hey, that was a good year for the Bruins).

It’s unlikely that this is the only move the Bruins will make, but it’s certainly a decent start.

Welcome to Boston, Mike!