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New York Islanders acquire defensemen Nick Leddy, Johnny Boychuk, goalie Kent Simpson

FILE - In this May 1, 2014, file photo, Boston Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk, left, raises his arms as he celebrates his tying goal, which forced the game into overtime, against the Montreal Canadiens during the third period of Game 1 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoff series in Boston. At right is center Brad Marchand. The New York Islanders acquired defenseman Nick Leddy and Boychuk and goalie prospect Kent Simpson in trades Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

FILE - In this May 1, 2014, file photo, Boston Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk, left, raises his arms as he celebrates his tying goal, which forced the game into overtime, against the Montreal Canadiens during the third period of Game 1 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoff series in Boston. At right is center Brad Marchand. The New York Islanders acquired defenseman Nick Leddy and Boychuk and goalie prospect Kent Simpson in trades Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)  (The Associated Press)

The New York Islanders acquired defenseman Nick Leddy and Johnny Boychuk and goalie prospect Kent Simpson in trades Saturday.

The Islanders got Leddy and Simpson from Chicago for defensemen T.J. Brennan and Ville Pokka and the rights to restricted free-agent goalie Anders Nilsson. New York acquired Boychuk from Boston for 2015 and 2016 second-round draft picks and a conditional third-round pick.

The 23-year-old Leddy had seven goals and 24 assists in 82 games for Chicago last season. Selected by Minnesota in the first round in 2009 and traded to Chicago in February 2010, he had 20 goals and 73 assists in 258 games in four seasons with the Blackhawks.

The 30-year-old Boychuk is set to become an unrestricted free agent after the season. He had five goals and 18 assists in 75 games last season. In 321 games in seven NHL seasons with Colorado and Boston, he has 19 goals and 56 assists.