Maple Leafs Acquire Muzzin from Los Angelesby Staff Writer MapleLeafs / MapleLeafs.com
The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that the hockey club has acquired defenceman Jake Muzzin from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for forward Carl Grundstrom, the rights to unsigned draft choice Sean Durzi and Toronto's first round selection in the 2019 NHL Draft.
Muzzin, 29, has appeared in 50 games with the Kings during the 2018-19 season and has recorded four goals and 17 assists for 21 points. In 496 career NHL games, the Woodstock, Ontario native has registered 213 points (51 goals, 162 assists) and 298 penalty minutes. Muzzin has also appeared in 50 career playoff games, recording seven goals and 13 assists for 20 points. He captured the 2014 Stanley Cup as a member of the Kings.
Internationally, Muzzin has represented Canada at both the 2015 World Championships and the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. He captured a gold medal at the 2015 World Championships and was a plus-14 in 10 games, which was the highest plus/minus at the tournament. At the 2016 World Cup of Hockey in Toronto, Muzzin skated in one game for Canada, capturing a gold medal.
Muzzin was originally selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the fifth round (141st overall) of the 2007 NHL Draft. He signed an entry-level contract with Los Angeles on January 4, 2010.