Saturday, November 16, 2013

Maple Leafs Trade With Ducks: Holland, Staubitz for Blacker, Draft Picks

The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded with the Anaheim Ducks, acquiring Peter Holland and Brad Staubitz in exchange for Jesse Blacker as well as a third and seventh round pick in the 2014 NHL draft, according to

Holland, a first round selection of the Ducks in 2009, plays the center position and will fill a need for depth at that position in Toronto.  The Toronto native has played in 29 regular season games since 2011-12, notching 7 points.  He's under contract through 2013-14 at an $870K cap hit according to

(Watch Holland score on a breakaway with Anaheim in this YouTube video).

Staubitz, a 29 year-old right winger, began his NHL career with the San Jose Sharks as a free agent in 2005.  He fills an enforcer role, having accumulated 521 penalty minutes in 230 NHL games.

(Watch Staubitz while with the Minnesota Wild in a scrap with Cam Janssen here).

Blacker was selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs with the 58th overall pick of the 2009 NHL entry draft, having excelled as a member of the Windsor Spitfires in the OHL.  The defenseman has spent parts of the past three seasons with the Toronto Marlies in the AHL.

(Watch Blacker score on a wrist shot in early 2013 here).

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