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Maple Leafs Trade Michael Hutchinson, Re-Acquire Calle Rosen from the Avalanche

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced they have re-acquired defenseman Calle Rosen from the Colorado Avalanche. In exchange, they’ve sent goaltender Michael Hutchinson to the Avs.

Calle Rosen’s coming home. The Toronto Maple Leafs announced they have re-acquired defenseman Calle Rosen from the Colorado Avalanche. In exchange, they’ve sent goaltender Michael Hutchinson to the Avalanche.

The 26-year-old Rosen spent the previous two seasons with the Maple Leafs, but the team traded him to Colorado during the summer as part of the Nazem Kadri deal that brought in Tyson Barrie and Alex Kerfoot. Rosen split time between the NHL (eight games with two assists with the Avs) and AHL (three goals and 15 points in 35 games with the Colorado Eagles) before finally coming back to Toronto.

As for Hutchinson, the Avalanche desperately needed a goalie after Philipp Grubauer was injured. The team has been using backup Pavel Francouz as the starter and Hutchinson will come in as a capable depth option even if he’s not an ideal backup.

Hutchinson, in the 2014-15 season with the Winnipeg Jets had a great year with a record of 21-10-5 in 38 games played. However, he struggled this season so much that the Maple Leafs finally traded for goalie Jack Campbell, demoting Hutchinson to the Toronto Marlies.

In 15 NHL games this season, Hutchinson had a goals-against-average of 3.66 and a .866 save percentage. He has played better in the AHL in four starts this year, posting a 1.98 GAA and a .943 save percentage.

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Surely, there’s a chance Hutchinson can reprise the success he’s had in the NHL. It isn’t as if the Maple Leafs played well in front of him and often the team simply left him out to dry as wave after wave of offense came at him.

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