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Maple Leafs Trade Marleau to Carolina for Draft Pick

by Staff Writer MapleLeafs / MapleLeafs.com

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that the hockey club has acquired a sixth-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for forward Patrick Marleau, a conditional first-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft and a seventh-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft. 

Marleau, 39, registered 37 points (16 goals, 21 assists) in 82 games during the 2018-19 season with the Maple Leafs before adding a pair of assists in seven playoff games. In two seasons as a Maple Leaf, Marleau recorded 43 goals and 41 assists for 84 points. The Aneroid, Sask., native has appeared in 1,657 career NHL games between San Jose and Toronto, recording 551 goals and 615 assists. 

Marleau was acquired by the Maple Leafs after signing as a free agent with Toronto on July 2, 2017. He was originally drafted by the San Jose Sharks in the first round (2nd overall) of the 1997 NHL Entry Draft. 

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