David Nonis, Senior Vice-President and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Friday that the club has traded defenceman Mark Fraser to the Oilers. In exchange, the Leafs receive forwards Cameron Abney and the rights to restricted free agent Teemu Hartikainen.
Abney, 22, was Edmonton’s third-round selection, 82nd overall, in the 2009 NHL Draft. The 6-5, 219 lb native of Aldergrove, BC is currently with the Bakersfield Condors of the ECHL.
Hartikainen, 23, was the Oilers’ sixth-round selection, 163th overall, in the 2008 NHL Draft. He has played in 52 career NHL games over three different seasons with Edmonton and has six career goals and seven assists with 16 minutes in penalties. Currently with Ufa Salavat Yulayev of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL), the left-winger has collected 13 goals and 14 assists in 43 KHL games in 2013-14.
Fraser, 27, appeared in 19 games with the Leafs this season. He has not dressed for the past 11 games. In 2012-13, the defenceman played in 45 games for Toronto and recorded eight assists and 85 penalty minutes.