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Maple Leafs Reveal Which Prospect They are Using as Valuable Trade Chip

Published March 1, 2024 at 9:10 PM

The Toronto Maple Leafs kicked off their trade deadline moves last night when the team acquired Ilya Lybushkin from the Anaheim Ducks.

Leafs Acquire Defenseman In Three-Team Trade

The move came as Mark Giordano became injured again last night against the Arizona Coyotes. The injury seemingly accelerated the process as Brad Treliving looks to continue to add depth to his depleted blueline. He was able to get the former Leafs defenseman back for less than league minimum salary thanks to Carolina retaining part of his salary in addition to the Ducks own retention. However, he did have to give up an additional 4th round pick to make this happen.

The Leafs now have just four picks in the 2025 draft, all in the 5th round or later. However, this will not stop the team from making more moves.

Toronto Maple Leafs Open To Trading Center Prospect At Deadline

Leafs reporter Nick Alberga stated this morning that he believes prospect Ryan Tverberg could be moved at this year's trade deadline. He also revealed that the team remains steadfast in that they are not willing to move either of Easton Cowan or Fraser Minten.

Hearing that the #LeafsForever are still unwilling to budge on teams asking about Fraser Minten & Easton Cowan.

That said, it sounds like Ryan Tverberg could be in-play leading up to the March 8th #NHLTradeDeadline.

Tverberg is a somewhat interesting prospect. He was drafted in the 7th round by the Leafs in 2020 and is playing his first season in the AHL this year. He has 8 goals and 28 points in 35 games for the Marlies, largely playing in a depth role. While those numbers are pretty decent, Tverberg is already 22, leaving little room for further development. As a former 7th round pick, he likely won't be considered a huge get for any team. Scott Wheeler of the Athletic has his as the Leafs' 9th best prospect on the 28th-ranked prospect pool in the league. As such, he is unlikely to become a regular NHL contributor.

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Maple Leafs Reveal Which Prospect They are Using as Valuable Trade Chip

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