July 01 2015 01:56PM
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The Leafs made as significant a trade as you could imagine today, shipping star winger Phil Kessel off to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for a collection of draft picks and prospects. To be more specific, the two prospects the Leafs got in this trade are defenseman Scott Harrington and forward Kasperi Kapanen. You know what that means, right? It's time to break out our favorite new tool and see how these players fare using PCS% metrics, which measures a prospect's historical likelihood of reaching 200 NHL games played. Let's begin:
July 01 2015 01:31PM
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Ok, so not quite the same big news item that we're now accustomed to, but Richard Panik will be back with the Leafs next season.
Leafs re-sign Richard Panik, one year, $975k— Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) July 1, 2015
Phil Kessel Traded to Pittsburgh Penguins for Kapanen, Harrington, Spaling and Picks (UPDATED AGAIN)
July 01 2015 10:57AM
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There it is - the big one. According to Bob McKenzie on TSN, the Toronto Maple Leafs have traded Phil Kessel to the Pittsburgh Penguins in a multi-player trade.
The full details...
Kessel, Tyler Biggs, Tim Erixon and 2nd in 2016 for Kapanen, Harrington, Spaling, 1st and 3rd picks in 2016. TOR retains $1.25M/year.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July 1, 2015
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July 01 2015 10:56AM
The Leafs have reportedly reached an agreement with the recently bought-out P.A. Parenteau on a one-year deal worth 1.5-million dollars. TSN's Bob McKenzie was the first to break news of the signing, via twitter.
TOR closing in on a one-year deal with P.A. Parenteau. #TSN.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July 1, 2015
July 01 2015 10:24AM
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And there it is... about 10 minutes into Free Agency day and the Toronto Maple Leafs are already adding players.
Hunwick to TOR 2 years, $1.2 AAV— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 1, 2015
Hunwick, 30, was drafted in the seventh round of the 2004 Draft, and has spent time with the Boston Bruins, Colorado Avalanche and most recently the New York Rangers. Last season, the 5'11, 190lb blueliner scored 11 points in 55 games.