The Toronto Maple Leafs continued their busy week of deals on Tuesday, acquiring defenseman Luke Schenn from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for a third-round pick in this year's draft.
Canucks general manager Patrik Allvin said in a statement, "We would like to thank Luke for his contributions to the organization. He was a leader on our hockey team and helped several of our players during his time here. We are excited to get a third-round pick as we continue to build out the depth of our prospect pool."
Schenn joins a Toronto blue-line crew that also includes Erik Gustafsson and Jake McCabe, who arrived in separate trades this week.
Gustafsson was acquired on Tuesday from the Washington Capitals along with a 2023 first-round draft pick in exchange for defenseman Rasmus Sandin.
Toronto picked up McCabe, forward Sam Lafferty and two draft picks from the Blackhawks on Monday, sending forwards Joey Anderson and Pavel Gogolev to Chicago.
The Maple Leafs also shipped forward Pierre Engvall to the New York Islanders on Tuesday in exchange for a 2024 third-round pick.
Schenn, 33, is headed back to his first NHL team. Selected fifth overall in the 2008 draft by the Maple Leafs, Schenn made his NHL debut for Toronto that fall and spent four seasons with the team, producing 14 goals and 61 assists in 310 games.
He subsequently played for the Philadelphia Flyers (2012-13 to 2015-16), the Los Angeles Kings (2015-16), the Arizona Coyotes (2016-17 to 2018-19), the Canucks (2018-19 and 2021-22 to 2022-23) and the Tampa Bay Lightning (2019-20 to 2020-21).
Schenn was part of Stanley Cup-winning teams in both of his seasons with Tampa Bay. In 918 career NHL games, he has 41 goals and 149 assists.
--Field Level Media