Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, April 17, 2008. Traded to Minnesota by Philadelphia for Minnesota's 3rd round choice (later traded to Dallas, later traded to Pittsburgh Pittsburgh selected Jake Guentzel) in 2013 Entry Draft, June 27, 2011. Traded to NY Rangers by Minnesota with Nick Palmieri for Mke Rupp, February 4, 2013.
After being through it and seeing the other [outdoor] games on TV, just the atmosphere is spectacular. To stand here -- and we are essentially almost on the blue line -- and look up [into the stands] and knowing it is going to be packed and playing our biggest rival in this setting is going to be pretty special.
— Bruins president Cam Neely on the 2016 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic between Boston and Montreal at Gillette Stadium on
Jan. 1, 2016