Turns out that the Toronto Maple Leafs weren’t done with dealing for players. This time it’s for a goalie.
The Anaheim Ducks have traded 2003 Playoff MVP Jean-Sebastien Giguere to Toronto in exchange for goalie Vesa Toskala & forwar Jason Blake. The deal reunites Giguere with his long-time goaltending coach Francois Allaire, as well as former GM Brian Burke. Giguere, 32, has a one year, $7 million contract remaining while the 32-year old Toskala is making $4 million this season and is set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.
Giguere had lost his starting position to Swiss goalie Jonas Hiller, who recently signed a four-year, $18-million extension on Saturday, clearing the way for the trade. Blake, 36, has struggled playing for the blue and white this season, posting just 10 goals and 26 points in 55 games. The Moorhead, MN native signed with the Maple Leafs as an unrestricted free agent in 2007 and has 50 goals and 141 points in that span.