The Boston Bruins improved their defense corps with one of the most astute moves of the 2021 NHL trade season.
On the eve of this year’s deadline, Boston acquired Mike Reilly from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for a 2022 third-round pick, the Senators confirmed Sunday.
Reilly has quietly been a bright spot for the Senators in another rebuilding year for the franchise, with solid underlying numbers to suggest that he’d certainly help a Stanley Cup contender, and the Bruins are no exception. The 27-year-old carries a 52.19 Corsi For percentage, a 53.11 Fenwick For percentage and a 51.33 expected goals for percentage, suggesting that his quality of shot creation and possession has been a tremendous benefit to a Senators team, that aside from Thomas Chabot, lacks any quality on the blue line.
In 40 games, Reilly has 19 assists while still looking for his first goal of the season.
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