Ward

Ward

After trading defenseman Aaron Ward to Carolina today for, essentially, just a 2010 fourth round draft pick, Boston Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli had this to say about the 36-year-old blueliner.

“I think he’s been a tremendous solider here, so to speak, with bringing experience, bringing size and strength, bringing a stabilizing presence to our defense,” said Chiarelli, who acquired Ward from New York in ’07. “Frankly, I wouldn’t have traded him to anywhere else but Carolina because that’s where his home is. And I do appreciate the time and service and personality Aaron has brought to our organization.”