December 9th, 2011 by

Marco Sturm returns to Boston for first time since trade

(Getty Images) Marco Sturm returned to Boston last night to take on the Bruins for the first time since the Bruins sent him to the Kings

It’s been one heck of a journey for Marco Sturm since he was dealt to the Los Angeles Kings, by the Bruins last season. Due to injury Sturm never got to suit up for the Bruins and as soon as he was set to return to game action he was traded.

After nine points in 17 games for the Kings, Sturm was traded to the Washington Capitals where he had just eight points in 18 games. Washington chose to not re-sign Sturm after the season who then agreed to a deal with the Vancouver Canucks.

The experiment didn’t last long north of the border as Sturm was once again traded, this time to the Florida Panthers.

It’s no secret that Sturm has struggled since leaving Boston, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t nice for Sturm to be back.

“I had a great time here and it’s definitely always nice to come back” said Sturm. “I think the crowd—you could tell the last few years they just picked it up pretty good and obviously winning the Stanley Cup helps, too. It’s a tough place to play against these guys and it’s nice to get two points.”

When asked about the Bruins amazing playoff run last season, Sturm wasn’t shy to admit he surely followed what his former teammates were accomplishing.

“I was with (Washington) a little bit and as soon as I got kicked out I still lived here. I had to wait until my kids were done with school, so I was around until right before the finals. So I was pretty close here and obviously everyone was talking about the Bruins and of course I followed it, too.”

Sturm went on to admit it was emotional to watch, but at the same time he was happy for his friends.

“Yeah, but in the end I was just happy for these guys because they worked so hard. It’s a great group of guys and in the end they deserved to win. I was already back in Germany. Even there, guys sent me texts—that was really nice of them. I’m still in contact with most of the guys, too.”

Sturm was very successful here in Boston scoring some memorable goals for the B’s. It’s nice to see the former Bruin finding winning ways down south.

Here is the full Marco Sturm post game interview:

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