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Trade Deadline Recap

by Adam Proteau / MapleLeafs.com

The Maple Leafs pulled off one deal on NHL trade deadline day, acquiring centre Eric Fehr and defenceman Steven Oleksy from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for blueliner Frank Corrado. Toronto also will receive Pittsburgh's fourth-round draft pick in this summer's draft in the trade, which came to fruition late Wednesday afternoon, just prior to the league's 3 p.m. ET cutoff point.

In Fehr, the Leafs land a 12-year NHL veteran with 561 games under his belt. The 31-year-old was selected 18th overall in 2003 by the Washington Capitals, and, over the course of stints with the Caps, Winnipeg Jets and Penguins, he's amassed 103 goals and 202 points, including six goals and 11 points with the Pens this year. The Winkler, Man., native has also played in 60 playoff games and registered 10 points (eight goals and two assists) in that span.

Oleksy has appeared in 11 games with the Penguins this season. The Chesterfield, Mich., native has 73 NHL games to his credit with Washington and Pittsburgh, and has 20 points (three goals and 17 assists.

Along with Monday's trade with the Tampa Bay Lightning for centre Brian Boyle, the additions of Fehr and Olesky provide the Leafs with experience and more organizational depth, while boosting Toronto's number of selections in the 2017 draft June 23-24 in Chicago. 

Heading to Pittsburgh is 23-year-old Corrado, whom the Leafs claimed off waivers from Vancouver in October of 2015. Corrado played in two games with the Leafs this season, and 18 games with the American League's Toronto Marlies. 

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