Maple Leafs acquire Laich from Capitals for Winnik

Monday February 29th, 2016

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.

DEITSCH: Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick’s future as the voice of the NHL​

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

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.