The Bruins acquired Ritchie from Anaheim in exchange for Danton Heinen on Monday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports. The 6-foot-2, 230-pounder gives the Bruins some added size up front and seems likely to work in a bottom-six role for Boston out of the gate. Prior to Monday's trade, Ritchie logged eight goals and 19 points in 41 games for the Ducks.
Ritchie scored two goals, dished two assists and went plus-4 in Sunday's 6-5 overtime loss to the Golden Knights. Ritchie and Adam Henrique each had four-point efforts as the Ducks' second line carried the offense in the high-scoring affair. The big game bumped Ritchie up to eight goals and 19 points in 41 contests this year. He's added 79 hits, 78 PIM and 70 shots.
Ritchie scored a goal on his only shot of the game Tuesday in a 3-2 shootout win over Ottawa. Ritchie drew first blood for the Ducks midway through the first period when he potted his fifth goal of the season. A bottom-six winger, Ritchie has five goals and 12 points in 32 games this season.
Ritchie (knee) scored a power-play goal and skated 17:53 during Monday's 4-2 loss to the Sharks. Ritchie assumed a second-line role in the contest and produced on special teams, but that tally came with the result already out of hand for the Ducks. The 24-year-old now has 11 points, 47 hits and 54 PIM in 28 games. Ritchie has typically filled whatever role is necessary in the last couple of seasons -- expect the forward to move around the lineup rather than maintain a consistent role.
Ritchie (knee) will suit up for Monday's contest in San Jose. Ritchie sprained his MCL in early December and missed the last 19 games rehabbing the injury. The 24-year-old forward has 10 points in 24 contests this season.
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