Chris Kelly has been acquired from the Ottawa Senators for the Bruins 2011 2nd round draft pick. Kelly will be used as a third line center/energy line forward. Kelly is a left handed shooting center who is excellent on the penalty kill but a second round draft pick seems like an overpayment. Kelly’s career high in goals and points are 15 and 38, respectively. Acquiring a forward may mean the Bruins are working on another deal to shed a winger (Blake Wheeler), especially since Kelly is under contract for one more year at $2.125 million.
Chris Kelly acquired from Ottawa