While it might not be the biggest news of the day, the Leafs are certainly getting to work early with acquiring a new defenseman that you might not have heard of before…
TRADE: We’ve acquired the rights to defenceman Brennan Menell from Minnesota in exchange for a conditional seventh-round selection in 2022. #LeafsForever
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) July 28, 2021
So let’s pour one out for the 7th round conditional pick (condition is signing Menell presumably), and get to learning about who Brennan Menell is…
He’s 24 and shoots right. We’re off to a good start.
He’s 5’11 and played in the KHL last season. Alright, that’s not tiny and the KHL is a solid league.
His numbers are solid, where he was near point per game player in the KHL, but a bit penalty prone…
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All and all, not a bad depth acquisition, and a good safety net on the right side, which always presents the biggest challenges.