Bruins & Canucks Complete Trade

The Boston Bruins have traded Jack Studnicka to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for Michael DiPietro and Jonathan Myrenberg.

As I reported just a few days ago, Studnicka was becoming a prime candidate for the Bruins. The 23-year-old was unable to cement himself a spot in their lineup for multiple years, and that, unfortunately, did not change in 2022-23. Brad Marchand recently returned, so that only hurt Studnicka's chances of getting playing time with the Bruins even more. Now, they have flipped him for two assets, and he will be hoping for a permanent NHL role in Vancouver. There should be a fit for him in their bottom six.

DiPietro requested a trade during the offseason, but there wasn't enough interest in him. Now, he finally has a new home with the Bruins. The 23-year-old netminder is likely to serve as a depth piece, however, as the Bruins of course have a strong tandem in Linus Ullmark and Jeremy Swayman. With that, Keith Kinkaid and Kyle Keyser serve as their AHL goalies. Thus, adding DiPietro to the deal simply seems like the Canucks were trying to give the young goalie a chance at a fresh start.

Myrenberg is a 6-foot-3 defenseman who the Canucks selected in the fifth round of the 2021 NHL Entry Draft. He is noted for his nice blend of skill and physicality, so perhaps he could become an NHL regular for the Bruins later down the road. In 35 games last season with Linkoping HC of the J20 Nationell, he had eight goals and 31 points. 

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