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Maple Leafs complete trade with the Washington Capitals

by Staff Writer / Toronto Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that the team has acquired Washington’s 2nd-round selection in the 2016 Entry Draft, defenceman Connor Carrick and forward Brooks Laich in exchange for forward Daniel Winnik and Anaheim’s 5th-round selection from the 2016 Entry Draft.

Carrick has split his season between Washington and their American Hockey League affiliate, the Hershey Bears. The 21-year-old has appeared in three games with Washington and 47 games for the Bears. He’s registered 10 goals and 16 assists for 26 points with Hershey and leads all Bears’ defencemen in scoring while being named an AHL All-Star. Carrick was originally selected by Washington in the fifth round (137th overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

Laich has played in 60 games with Washington this season, registering one goal and six assists. The 32-year-old has played in 743 career NHL games, recording 133 goals and 191 assists for 324 points between the Ottawa Senators and Washington. He was originally selected by Ottawa in the sixth round (193rd overall) of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.

The Maple Leafs return to the ice Monday at 7:30 p.m. EST when they host the Tampa Bay Lightning at Air Canada Centre.

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