TORONTO - The Maple leafs acquired hard-hitting forward Brad May from the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday for a conditional 2010 sixth-round draft pick.
The deal was Brain Burke's first since becoming Toronto's president and general manager in late November.
"Brad will provide character, toughness, and he is a proven winner," Burke said in a statement. "We look forward to the veteran leadership that he will give our team."
The 37-year-old May was a member of Anaheim's 2007 Stanley Cup-winning squad, which featured Burke as the team's GM. May played in 20 games this season with the Ducks, registering five assists and 28 penalty minutes.
May has appeared in 963 career NHL games with Buffalo, Vancouver, Phoenix, Colorado and Anaheim. He has 2,121 penalty minutes and 285 points (126 goals, 159 assists).