The Bruins acquired minor league defenseman Cody Wild from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for minor league forward Matt Marquardt, general manager Peter Chiarelli announced Tuesday.
The 22-year-old Wild had no goals and 14 assists in 37 games for the American Hockey League?s Springfield Falcons this season. He has five goals and 30 assists in 109 career AHL games and has yet to appear in an NHL game.
The Oilers drafted Wild in the fifth round (140th overall) of the 2006 draft. A native of North Providence, R.I., he played at Providence College from 2005-08, recording 16 goals and 41 assists in 100 career games for the Friars.
Marquardt, also 22, had one goal and nine assists in 41 games with the Providence Bruins this season. He has 10 goals and 22 assists in 113 career AHL games. Like Wild, he has yet to appear in an NHL game.
The Columbus Blue Jackets drafted Marquardt in the seventh round (194th overall) of the 2006 draft and traded him to Boston in 2008 for Jonathan Sigalet.