TD Bank Facebook Twitter Instagram Bruins Mobile App
News
 
  • PRINT
  • RSS

Bruins acquire Paul Mara from Phoenix for Nick Boynton

Monday, 06.26.2006 / 12:00 AM ET / News
Boston Bruins
X
Share with your Friends


Bruins acquire Paul Mara from Phoenix for Nick Boynton
The Boston Bruins have acquired defenseman Paul Mara and Phoenix’s third round draft pick in either the 2007 or 2008 NHL Entry Drafts (Boston’s option) from the Phoenix Coyotes in exchange for Nick Boynton and a 2007 fourth-round draft pick, it was announced today by Bruins Interim General Manager Jeff Gorton.

Gorton also announced that the team has agreed to terms with Mara on a two-year contract. Mara was scheduled to become a Group II (restricted) free agent, having been tendered a qualifying offer by Phoenix prior to the trade.

"Paul is an offensive defenseman who can also play against the top opponent players," said Gorton. "He plays a lot of minutes in all situations and his style of play fits today’s game.”

Mara, 26, is in his seventh NHL season and Boston becomes his third NHL team. He was originally drafted by Tampa Bay as their first pick, seventh overall, in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft. He played three seasons of junior hockey for the Sudbury Wolves and Plymouth Whalers in the Ontario Hockey League where he had 38-108=146 and 265 penalty minutes in 146 career junior games. Mara made his NHL debut with Tampa Bay at the end of the 1998-99 season, playing one game and scoring a goal and an assist.

The 6'4", 219 lb. defenseman was born in New Jersey but grew up in Belmont MA. He split his first two pro seasons between Tampa Bay and the Detroit Vipers of the IHL and was traded to Phoenix with Mike Johnson, Ruslan Zainullin and a 2001 second round choice for Nikolai Khabibulin and Stan Neckar on Mar. 5, 2001. He has played the last four full NHL seasons with the Coyotes and enjoyed his best NHL season with Phoenix this season, recording career season-highs in goals and points with 15 goals and 32 assists for 47 points in 78 games.

His career NHL totals are 52 goals and 126 assists for 178 points with 381 penalty minutes in 424 games.
Coors Light - Official Partner of the Boston Bruins

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

ATLANTIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
2 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
3 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
4 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
5 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
6 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
7 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
8 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
P. Bergeron 80 32 36 12 68
L. Eriksson 82 30 33 13 63
D. Krejci 72 17 46 4 63
B. Marchand 77 37 24 21 61
R. Spooner 80 13 36 -9 49
T. Krug 81 4 40 9 44
M. Beleskey 80 15 22 6 37
Z. Chara 80 9 28 12 37
J. Hayes 75 13 16 -12 29
D. Pastrnak 51 15 11 3 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
T. Rask 31 22 8 .915 2.56
J. Gustavsson 11 9 1 .908 2.72
Hallmark Health System
BRUINS FAN POLL
 
Friendly's - Official Family Restaurant and Ice Cream of the Boston Bruins
NHL Ticket Exchange
Dunkin' Donuts   AMI Graphics   Geico - Aim for savings

Click the instant ticket and enter to win Second Chance Drawings