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Leafs Acquire Bernier From Kings

by Staff Writer / Toronto Maple Leafs

Dave Nonis, Senior Vice-President and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Sunday that the team has obtained goaltender Jonathan Bernier from the Los Angeles Kings. In exchange, the Kings receive forward Matt Frattin, goaltender Ben Scrivens and Toronto’s second round pick in either the 2014 or 2015 NHL Entry Draft.

Bernier, 24, played in 14 regular season games for the Kings in 2012-13. He posted a record of nine wins, three losses, and a shootout loss while posting one shutout and a goals against average (GAA) of 1.88 and a save percentage of .922. His GAA was the second-lowest mark among all NHL goaltenders. Bernier was 9-0-0 in his first 10 starts in 2012-13 and posted a 1.50 GAA and .938 save percentage during that streak from February 11 to April 4. During the Lockout, he played in 13 games for Heilbronner Falken in Germany and he was also a member of Team Canada’s 2012 Spengler Cup championship team. Bernier was originally selected by Los Angeles in the first round, 11th overall, in the 2006 Entry Draft.

Bernier was the Los Angeles Kings’ nominee for the 2013 Masterton Trophy for displaying the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.

Scrivens, 26, played 20 games for the Maple Leafs this past season and compiled a record of seven wins and nine losses with two shutouts.

Frattin, 25, collected seven goals and six assists in 25 regular season games for the Maple Leafs in 2012-13. He registered two assists in six games against the Bruins in the first round of the 2013 Playoffs.

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