James Reimer Traded to Sharks

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The James Reimer era is over in Toronto as the Maple Leafs have shipped the goaltender to the Sunshine state.

The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded goalie James Reimer and recently acquired forward Jeremy Morin to the San Jose Sharks for goalie Alex Stalock, forward Ben Smith, and a conditional 4th round draft pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.

In 32 games this season, Reimer owns a 11-12-7 record with a 2.49 goals against average and a .918 save percentage.

He is playing the final season of a two-year, $4.6 million contract and slated to become an unrestricted free agent this summer.

Over his 206 game career (all with the Leafs), Reimer owns a 188-85-76 record with a 2.83 GAA and a .914 save percentage.

“Obviously I had a lot of good years,” Reimer said shortly after the trade was completed. “It’s definitely a weird feeling to be going somewhere else.”

Morin, 24, was acquired by the Leafs in January from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for forward Richard Panik and has been with the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League since the trade.

Stalock, 28, has split his season with the Sharks and the San Jose Barracuda of the AHL. With the Sharks, he has a 3-5-2 record with a 2.94 GAA in 13 games.

Originally a fourth-round pick of the Sharks in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Stalock has a career 24-19-7 record in 62 careers games.

Smith, 27, has also spent a majority of his season in the AHL. A native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Smith has appeared in six games with the Sharks. He’s appeared in 181 career NHL games with the Sharks and Blackhawks and tallied 25 goals and 19 assists.

 

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