Bruins trade forward Danton Heinen to Ducks for former 10th overall pick Nick Ritchie
According to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet the Bruins have acquired Nick Ritchie from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for Danton Heinen. Brett Ritchie meanwhile is currently playing for the Providence Bruins.
The new Bruins winger will fit right in to the culture that Boston has built as a physical, grinding team, but it's hard to know exactly where his ceiling is at this point. The 24-year-old Ritchie was a 10th-overall pick in 2014 but has a career high of 14 goals to this point. In fact, his eight goals and 19 points this year would look even worse if this trade happened just a day ago - Ritchie had a career-high four-point game for Anaheim Sunday, scoring twice.
The 24-year old Heinen has been a frustratingly underwhelming presence in the Boston lineup this season but has a history of success. In 2017-18 as a rookie he scored 16 goals and 47 points, but he has gone steadily downhill ever since.
Both players are signed through 2020-21, but Heinen's $2.8M cap hit is almost twice the size of Ritchie's $1.498M salary. That opens up a bit more room for the Bruins, who also cleared space in the recent Ondrej Kase- David Backes deal with the same team.
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