B's trade Camper to Columbus in minor league deal

B's trade Camper to Columbus in minor league deal
February 7, 2014, 4:15 pm
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The Boston Bruins pulled off the final trade prior to the 3 p.m. Olympic roster freeze, but it wasn’t the kind of deal that most would have expected. Instead it was a minor league deal with the B’s sending 25-year-old Providence Bruins forward Carter Camper to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for 23-year-old defenseman Blake Parlett.

Camper has 10 goals and 37 assists along with a plus- 2 rating n 57 AHL games this season, and is the proud owner of one NHL goal in three career games with the Black and Gold.

The 5-foot-9, 173-pound former Miami University standout hadn’t been up with the NHL club since the 2011-12 season, and may get a better shot at winning a job in Columbus.

The 24-year-old Parlett is playing with the AHL's Springfield Falcons, where he has four goals and 14 assists in 37 games along with a minus-3 rating for the Blue Jackets farm club this season. The young defenseman was part of the Blue Jackets/Rangers trade that sent Parlett, Marian Gaborik and Steven Delisle to Columbus in exchange for Derick Brassard, Derek Dorsett, John Moore and a 6th round selection in 2014.

While some might view the Bruins as loading up on organizational depth at defensemen in anticipation of trading one away, the fact is the Bruins had a right-hand shot D-man void at Providence after calling Kevan Miller up to the NHL level.

This deal addresses that organizational need for Providence.

The Bruins/Blue Jackets deal was first reported by TSN’s Bob McKenzie on twitter. With the roster freeze in place, no NHL teams can execute any trades until Feb. 23 while the Winter Olympics are ongoing in Sochi, Russia.