The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired defenceman Jake Muzzin from the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night for a first-round pick and two prospects.
Los Angeles gets forward Carl Grundstrom and the rights to unsigned defenceman Sean Durzi in the deal, along with a first-round pick in 2019.
Muzzin is a steady veteran defenceman signed through next season at a salary cap hit of $4 million.
“The key is his ability to play at the top end of our defence, play in all situations, play against the other team’s top players,” Toronto general manager Kyle Dubas said. “He’s proven himself over a good career now to be able to move the puck, to excel at playing against high-quality competition and to contribute offensively.”
The 29-year-old Muzzin has four goals and 17 assists in 50 games this season.