National Hockey League

Marleau traded to Hurricanes by Maple Leafs

Patrick Marleau was traded to the Carolina Hurricanes along with a conditional first-round pick and a seventh-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs for a sixth-round pick in the 2020 draft on Saturday.

If Toronto’s first-round selection in the 2020 draft is a top-10 pick, Carolina will instead receive the Maple Leafs’ first-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft.

Marleau had 37 points (16 goals, 21 assists) in 82 regular-season games and two assists in seven Stanley Cup Playoff games for the Maple Leafs this season. The 39-year-old forward, who has not missed a game in more than 10 seasons (788 straight), had 84 points (43 goals, 41 assists) in 164 regular-season games and seven points (four goals, three assists) in 14 playoff games in two seasons with Toronto.

He has one season remaining on a three-year, $18.75 million contract ($6.25 million average annual value) he signed with the Maple Leafs on July 2, 2017.

Selected by the San Jose Sharks with the No. 2 pick in the 1997 NHL Draft, Marleau has 1,166 points (551 goals, 615 assists) in 1,657 regular-season games and 127 points (72 goals, 55 assists) in 191 playoff games.

He ranks fourth among active players in points, second in goals, and fifth in assists. He is first among active players in playoff goals.

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