Bruins acquire defenceman Hampus Lindholm from Ducks

Elliotte Friedman has breaking trade news as he shares that Claude Giroux is head to the Florida Panthers, Hampus Lindholm on his way to the Boston Bruins, and Nicolas Deslauriers to the Minnesota Wild.

The Boston Bruins threw their hat into the contender ring by trading on Saturday for Anaheim Ducks' Hampus Lindholm, one of the top defencemen on the market.

Anaheim receives a 2022 first-round pick, second-round picks in 2023 and 2024, Urho Vaakanainen and John Moore. Boston also receives Kodie Curran The Ducks will retain 50 per cent Lindholm's $5.2-million average annual value.

After talks between the Ducks and Lindholm did not result in a contract extension, the team sought to move him before the NHL trade deadline, Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman reported.

Friedman adds that Boston is working to get Lindholm signed to an extension.

Lindholm, 28, is in the final year of a six-year, $31.5-million deal and is a pending unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. General manager Pat Verbeek said in early February that he would trade the defenceman before the deadline if both sides are not able to come to an agreement on a deal.

The 28-year-old has five goals and 22 points in 61 games this season while averaging 22:32 of ice time this season.

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