Islanders trade Bootland for Matt Keith

New York Islander Fan Central | 1/10/2008 02:22:00 AM | | | | |
Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio has more on the Islanders trade of Darryl Bootland Wednesday to Ananehim for Matt Keith who the Isles list as a right wing.

"They just decided they wanted to make a move, and I was the lucky guy," Bootland said after a little chalk talk with the coaching staff.

"It's interesting. It's definitely a shock. Got a little wake-up call. There's 12 messages on my phone, I figured there has to be something going on. It's a little shocking, a little exciting."

"(I'll miss) Mostly the guys, I think, a great group of guys," Bootland said. "I got along with most everyone, that was the nice thing. It was a lot of fun, helping out with the young kids."

Matt Keith's career stats are listed here.