RALEIGH, NC - Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has acquired Toronto's first-round selection in the 2020 NHL Draft (protected), Toronto's seventh-round selection in the 2020 NHL Draft and forward Patrick Marleau from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Carolina's sixth-round selection in the 2020 NHL Draft. If Toronto's first-round selection in the 2020 NHL Draft is a top-10 pick, the Hurricanes will instead receive Toronto's first-round selection in the 2021 NHL Draft.
Marleau, 39, has registered 1,166 career points (551g, 615a) in 1,657 career NHL games over 21 seasons with San Jose and Toronto, ranking fifth all-time in NHL history in career games played. Among active players, Marleau ranks first in games played, second in goals, fourth in points and fifth in assists. The 6'2", 218-pound forward spent the last two seasons with the Maple Leafs after playing 19 seasons with the Sharks, and posted 37 points (16g, 21a) in 82 games with Toronto in 2018-19. The Aneroid, Sask., native was drafted second overall by the Sharks in the 1997 NHL Draft.