Versteeg to Toronto

TSN has reported the Chicago Blackhawks have finally traded forward Kris Versteeg after weeks of speculation to Toronto in a five-player deal. Toronto was rumored to have a lot of interest and this trade comes as no surprise, especially just before free agency. Chicago now has a better picture of which of their free agents can get signed under a tight cap.

Versteeg tallied 44 points in 79 regular-season games last season and 14 points in the playoffs.

In exchange for Versteeg and the rights to left-winger Bill Sweatt, the Maple Leafs give up forwards Viktor Stalberg, Chris DiDomenico and Philippe Paradis.

If there is any surprise here, it's that the Leafs gave away Stahlberg who is seen as a great potential prospect with size, speed and a bright future. Chicago did well to pick up a solid return for a player they seemingly had little choice but to move out.


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