When the St. Louis Blues traded Wade Redden at the NHL Trade Deadline, it was for a conditional 7th round pick. The pick would turn into a 6th round pick if Redden suited up for the Bruins in the playoffs, and last night Redden started in the first game possible for the Bruins.
Although Redden’s time in St. Louis was short, he proved his hockey sense was still there. Posting two goals and three assists in 23 games with the St. Louis Blues, Redden found himself out of a roster spot when the Blues acquired both Jordan Leopold and Jay Bouwmeester to bolster the Blues defense. St. Louis Blues GM Doug Armstrong was good enough to move Redden to Boston where he would have the chance to play and could be reunited with friend and former teammate Zdeno Chara.
While in Boston, Redden suited up in 6 games during the remainder of the season and managed to score one goal and add one assist. Now, in Redden’s first playoff appearance with the Bruins, Redden scored a goal and an assist in just his first game. Redden’s last playoff appearance was with the Rangers in 2008-09 with the New York Rangers when he played in seven games and posted two assists. The goal was Redden’s first NHL Playoff goal since the 2006-07 playoffs when Redden was still with the Ottawa Senators.
We wish the best of luck to Wade Redden who is just a true professional in every way.
LET’S GO BLUES!