The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired the rights to unsigned center Zach Hyman and a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft from the Florida Panthers on Friday in exchange for center Greg McKegg.
Hyman, 23, completed a four-year collegiate career with the University of Michigan by scoring 22 goals and 54 points in 37 games as a senior, and was a Hobey Baker finalist. The Panthers selected him in the fifth round (No. 123) of the 2010 draft.
McKegg, 23, is scoreless in four career games for the Maple Leafs, three this season. He had 22 goals and 37 points in 62 games for the Toronto Marlies in his third full American Hockey League season. McKegg had 47 points in 65 games for the Marlies in 2013-14.