Bruins trade for Providence native

The Boston Bruins, parent club of the AHL’s Providence Bruins, have acquired defenseman Cody Wild from the Edmonton Oilers, parent club of the AHL’s Springfield Falcons, in exchange for forward Matt Marquardt.

Wild, 22, is a North Providence, R.I., native and Providence College product who has split time in his career between the Springfield Falcons and the ECHL’s Stockton Thunder. The blueliner has appeared in 37 games for the Falcons this season, registering 14 assists and 24 penalty minutes, in addition to one assist in four contests for the Thunder.

The second-year pro has suited up for 109 career AHL games, recording five goals and 30 assists. Wild enjoyed three seasons with his hometown PC Friars from 2005-08, where he amassed 57 points (16g, 41a) and 80 PIM in 100 games before entering the professional ranks late in the 2007-08 campaign. He was selected by Edmonton in the fifth round of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.

Marquardt, 22, has split this season between Providence and the ECHL’s Reading Royals. The second-year pro tallied 10 points, including one goal and nine assists, in 42 games for the P-Bruins to go along with three points (1g, 2a) in nine contests for the Royals.

In his P-Bruins career, Marquardt appeared in 113 regular season games and nine postseason contests, totaling 11 goals and 23 assists. The North Bay, Ont., native was selected by the Columbus Blue Jackets in round seven of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, and was acquired by Boston from the Blue Jackets for Jonathan Sigalet on May 27, 2008.