The Toronto Maple Leafs announced Sunday that the hockey club has acquired forward Jeremy Morin from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for Richard Panik
. Morin will join the American Hockey League’s Toronto Marlies.
Morin, 24, has skated in 82 career NHL games with the Chicago Blackhawks and Columbus Blue Jackets, registering 22 points (10 goals, 12 assists) and 69 penalty minutes. During the 2015-16 campaign, the Auburn, New York native has appeared in 28 regular season games with the Rockford IceHogs (AHL affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks) collecting 22 points (nine goals, 13 assists) and 24 penalty minutes. In 236 career AHL games, Morin has posted 180 points (90 goals, 90 assists) and 325 penalty minutes. Morin was originally drafted by the Atlanta Thrashers in the second round (45th overall) during the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. He also won a bronze medal with the United States at the 2015 World Hockey Championships.
Panik, 24, has skated in 151 career NHL games, registering 39 points (19 goals, 20 assists). The Martin, Slovakia native had collected 25 points (nine goals, 16 assists) in 33 regular season games with the Toronto Marlies this season.
The Toronto Marlies next play when they visit the Manitoba Moose on Friday, January 8 at 8 p.m. EST.