The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that the hockey club has acquired forward Nick Foligno from the Columbus Blue Jackets and forward Stefan Noesen from the San Jose Sharks. Columbus receives Toronto's first round selection in 2021 and Toronto's fourth round selection in 2022, while San Jose receives Toronto's fourth round selection in 2021. As part of the deal, Columbus will retain 50 percent of Foligno's contract, while San Jose will retain 50 percent of Foligno's remaining contract.
Foligno, 33, has appeared in 42 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, recording seven goals and nine assists. In 950 career NHL regular season games between Columbus and Ottawa, the Buffalo, N.Y., native has registered 482 points (203 goals, 279 assists), while adding nine goals and 13 assists in 51 career Stanley Cup playoff games. He represented the Blue Jackets at the NHL All-Star Game in 2015 and won both the Mark Messier Leadership Award and King Clancy Trophy in 2016-17.
Foligno was originally selected by the Ottawa Senators in the first round (28th overall) of the 2006 NHL Draft.
Noesen, 28, has split his 2020-21 season between the San Jose Sharks and San Jose Barracuda (AHL). He has skated in five games with the Sharks this season. In 12 games with the Barracuda, he has recorded two goals and four assists. In 204 career NHL games, the Plano, Texas native has registered 54 points (31 goals, 23 assists), adding a goal in four career Stanley Cup playoff games.
Noesen was originally selected by the Ottawa Senators in the first round (21st overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft.