The Toronto Maple Leafs have added a new young goalie to the mix while parting ways with a couple good young prospects and a draft pick.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired goaltender Jonathan Bernier from the Los Angeles Kings for winger Matt Frattin, goaltender Ben Scrivens, and a conditional second round draft pick in either 2014 or 2015.
While Bernier is eligible to become a Restricted Free Agent, Bernier’s agent Pat Brisson and Toronto GM Dave Nonis have already spoken and will begin contract talks this week.
Bernier, who was taken 11th overall by the Kings in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, played in 14 regular-season games for the Kings in 2012-13, compiling a 9-3-1 record with a goals-against average of 1.88 and save percentage of .922.
Scrivens played 20 games for the Maple Leafs this past season with a 7-9 record.
Frattin had seven goals and six assists in 25 regular-season games for the Leafs in 2012-13.
The arrival of Bernier in Toronto will bring some healthy competition between Bernier and Leaf goalie James Reimer who was thought up until now to be Toronto’s number one goalie going into next season.