David Nonis, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Saturday the hockey club has acquired forwards Peter Holland and Brad Staubitz from the Anaheim Ducks. In exchange, Anaheim receives defenceman Jesse Blacker, a 2014 third round pick (it could become a second round pick if certain conditions are met) and Anaheim’s 2014 seventh round pick (originally acquired in David Steckel trade). Holland will report to the Maple Leafs today and Staubitz has been assigned to the American Hockey League’s Toronto Marlies.
Holland, a 22-year-old native of Caledon, Ontario, was originally Anaheim’s first choice, selected 15th overall in the 2009 Entry Draft. This season, the 6-2, 194-pound centre played four games for Anaheim scoring one goal and adding two penalty minutes. In 10 games with the AHL’s Norfork Admirals he registered a team leading nine points (five goals, four assists) along with 22 penalty minutes. In 29 career NHL games he has earned five goals, two assists and eight minutes in penalties.
Staubitz, 29, played six games for Norfolk this season and tallied 10 minutes in penalties. In 230 career NHL games with San Jose, Minnesota, Montreal and Anaheim, the 6-1, 207-pound native of Bright’s Grove, Ontario has registered 21 points (10 goals, 11 assists) and 520 penalty minutes.
Blacker played five games for the AHL’s Toronto Marlies this season collecting one goal and four penalty minutes. He was originally selected 58th overall by the Leafs in the 2009 Entry Draft.