The Boston Bruins are acquiring Anaheim Ducks left-handed defenseman Hampus Lindholm, according to multiple reports. NHL Network/ESPN’s Kevin Weekes — from the barbershop — was the first to report. Urho Vaakanainen, John Moore, and draft picks are also reportedly in the deal.
Lindholm, 28, has five goals and 17 assists through 61 games with Anaheim — the team he’s been with the entirety of his nine-year career — this season. The longtime Duck played just 18 games last season due to an injury.
The defenseman will likely be paired with Charlie McAvoy on the first D-pairing or Brandon Carlo on the second pairing. Anaheim will retain 50 percent of Lindholm’s salary, also receiving a first and second-round pick for this year, as well as a second-rounder for next year. That — on top of Moore and Vaakanainen.
Elliotte Freedman of SportsNet also reports that Boston is already working on an extension for the defenseman.