TRADE: Boston Bruins Strike Another Deal, in Trade With New Jersey Devils

The Boston Bruins have completed their second trade of the day, this one of a different variety than the one that shipped out Taylor Hall. 

The Bruins and New Jersey Devils have swapped a couple of rookies and restricted free agents, each with only one NHL game on their resume. 

Former first-round pick Shane Bowers (28th overall, 2017) heads to the Devils in return for 24-year-old defenseman Reilly Walsh, a third-rounder from the same draft year. 

Walsh has put up back-to-back impressive seasons in the AHL, demonstrating strong puck-moving abilities from the backline, registering 40+ points in each of the last two years with the Utica Comets. It's a homecoming of sorts for Walsh, who's from North Falmouth, Massachusets.

Bowers split this past season between Colorado's AHL affiliate and Boston's, after a February trade sent him from the Avalanche to the Bruins organization. The 23-year-old forward totaled 21 points in 57 games. 

Both organizations are rolling the dice that these players will elevate to a new level with their new teams. 

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