Maple Leafs trade Andreas Johnsson at Devils for Joey Anderson


The Toronto Maple Leafs traded Andreas Johnsson to the New Jersey Devils in exchange for Joey Anderson.

The deal, as reported by Elliotte Friedman de Sportsnet, has since been confirmed by the team.

As indicated by Chris Johnston de Sportsnet, the Maple Leafs did not keep any Johnsson wages in the trade, resulting in a $ 3.4 million cap commitment – which was needed after the team signed TJ Brodie and Wayne Simmonds.

Anderson, initially selected by the New Jersey Devils 73rd overall in the 2016 NHL Draft, split the 2019-20 season between New Jersey and its AHL affiliate, the Binghamton Devils.

In 18 games with the Devils, he recorded four goals and two assists. Internationally, Anderson represented the United States at the U17, U18 and U20 levels, winning a gold medal at the 2017 world junior championships and a bronze medal in 2018.

Anderson was in the final year of a three-year contract with an average annual value of $ 925,000, and is now a restricted free agent with 10.2 (c) status, as noted by Johnston. This means he is not eligible for an offer sheet and will have to enter into a new contract in Toronto.

The Devils, meanwhile, acquire Johnsson, who scored eight goals and added 13 assists in 43 games for the Maple Leafs last season.

During his four-year tenure with Toronto, the 25-year-old scored 30 goals and 37 assists.

“Andreas is a competitive and hard-working forward who can move up and down the lineup,” Devils general manager Tom Fitzgerald wrote in a press release. “The overall versatility of his game will be a great addition to our center players, with his skating, speed and touch of goal.

October 10, 2020 – 6:49 p.m. HE


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