Maple Leafs Ship Out Kadri


The Toronto Maple Leafs have announced the acquisition of defenceman Tyson Barrie, forward Alex Kerfoot and a sixth-round pick in the 2020 NHL draft from the Colorado Avalanche.

Toronto is sending Colorado forward Nazem Kadri, defenceman Calle Rosen and its third-round selection in the 2020 NHL draft.

Colorado will retain 50 percent of Barrie's average annual value (US$5.5 million) as part of the transaction.

The 27-year-old Barrie, dressed in 78 games for the Avalanche during the 2018-19 season and registered 14 goals and 59 points, which ranked seventh among NHL defencemen.

Kerfoot, 24, appeared in 78 games for the Avalanche in 2018-19 and recorded 15 goals and 42 points.

Kerfoot, from Vancouver, was originally selected by New Jersey in the fifth round (150th overall) in 2012 and signed a two-year, entry-level contract with Colorado in Aug. 2017.

The Leafs also completed a trade with Ottawa on Monday, acquiring defenceman Cody Ceci in exchange for Nikita Zaitsev, forward Connor Brown and minor-league forward Michael Carcon.

As part of the deal, Toronto also acquired blueliner Ben Harpur along with minor-league forward Aaron Luchuk and a third-round pick acquired from the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2020 draft.

The Maple Leafs also signed forward Jason Spezza on Monday.