Maple Leafs acquire Laich from Capitals for Winnik
The Maple Leafs have acquired Brooks Laich from the Capitals in exchange for Daniel Winnik, the team announced Sunday. Toronto also acquires defenseman Connor Carrick and a second-round pick, while Washington acquires the Ducks’ fifth-round pick from the Leafs.
Laich, 32, was waived Saturday but was not immediately re-assigned to the AHL and played in Sunday’s game against the Blackhawks. The longest-tenured player on Washington’s roster, Laich has played 741 games for the Caps and scored 324 points. He is averaging just 10:34 of ice time this season, his lowest for a full season. He is owed $4 million next season.
Winnik, 30, has 14 points in 56 games for the last-place Leafs this season. Carrick, 21, spent most of this season in the minors, appearing in just three games at the NHL level.
- Dan Gartland