TORONTO — The Toronto Maple Leaf’s blockbuster trade for Calgary Flames forward Maxime “Lagace” Lagace has sent shockwaves through the NHL.
The Leafs acquired the 26-year-old forward, who was the top scorer in the AHL’s Toronto Marlies this season, for a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, according to the NHL’s official website.
Lagacce had 11 goals and 13 assists in 67 games for the Marlies last season, and the Calgary native has four goals and 10 assists in 53 games for his new team this season.
The deal was expected to be completed by Wednesday.
The Flames also agreed to terms with forward Mark Giordano, who has one year remaining on his contract and has been a target of the Calgary market for several years, according the league’s official site.
Giordano was acquired by the Flames in a trade that sent goaltender Jiri Hudler to the Toronto Maple Birds in exchange for goalie Jordan Staal and forward Mike Reilly.
The 27-year old Staal is in the final year of his contract with the Wild.
Reilly was signed to a three-year, $5.9 million contract this season and has two goals and three assists in 21 games.