Bruins general manager discussed the signing of Adam McQuaid. Among the highlights:
-- Chiarelli: "Adam has been a bit of a poster child for our development. He came into our organization, he worked hard at his craft, at the American [Hockey] League level, and improved every year. He's found his way into the lineup and now is a real solid contributor, with his size, his toughness, his range, and we continue to see him improve, and he's still at a young age.
"We felt fortunate to be able to lock him up for the foreseeable future. He's a very competitive player and a competitive person. Although sometimes he comes across as quiet, we know that there's an inner drive to this player and we've seen it in the playoffs. We've seen the way he competes, the way he closes off his checks, and we're very excited as an organization to have him in the mix for the foreseeable future."
McQuaid: "Really, to be honest with you there was no hesitation at all. It's where I want to be, it's where I want to be for a long time, and to be able to do something that could put me in that position was really a no-brainer for me."
Asked for an updated on the Marchand discussions, Chiarelli said flatly, "I'm just not going to comment every time I go to the media. There's been discussions, we feel there's been progress, and again that's where I'll leave it."
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