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Maple Leafs Trade For Jack Campbell and Kyle Clifford

The Maple Leafs have acquired Jack Campbell and Kyle Clifford on Wednesday for Trevor Moore, a third-round pick in 2020, and a conditional third-round pick in 2021.

Well, the Toronto Maple Leafs acquired their back-up goalie and a little bit of toughness. They’ve acquired Jack Campbell and Kyle Clifford on Wednesday for Trevor Moore, a third-round pick in 2020, and a conditional third-round pick in 2021.

Both areas were areas Kyle Dubas was looking to address for the Maple Leafs before the NHL Trade Deadline and it was yesterday that Campbell became part of the rumor mill of goaltenders the Leafs were looking into. A less-than ideal season in LA meant the Kings were sellers and it was a matter of when and not if the Maple Leafs would make a move.

Campbell, 28, has posted an 8-10-2 record with a 2.85 goals-against average and a .900 save percentage over 20 games behind Jonathan Quick. The belief is that he can elevate those numbers.

Clifford, 29, has six goals and eight assists over 53 games this season with the Kings. An Ontario native, he’s only ever played for the Kings through his NHL career. He should give Toronto a bit more grit should they make the post-season. Los Angeles will retain 50 per cent of Clifford’s salary and he will be unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. 

The Maple Leafs send Trevor Moore to Los Angeles. He has another season left on his current deal at $775K and has been up and down between the Marlies and Maple Leafs organization.

What’s interesting about this trade is that Dubas has history with both players. Kyle Clifford was represented by Dubas a decade ago when Dubas was a player agent and this is the second time the Maple Leafs GM has traded for Campbell, the first time being when he was the GM of the SOO Greyhounds. At that time, he acquired Campbell from Windsor.

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