Maple Leafs acquire goalie Andersen from Ducks for draft picks


Five days before they are slated to make the first overall selection in the NHL Draft, the Toronto Maple Leafs turned their second first-round pick into goalie Frederik Andersen in a trade with the Anaheim Ducks.

In a deal announced by both teams on Monday, the Leafs sent the 30th overall pick in the draft and a second-round pick in the 2017 draft for Andersen, who went 22-9-7 record with a 2.30 goals-against-average and .919 save-percentage in 43 games (37 starts) last season with the Ducks.

Set to become a restricted free agent, the 26-year-old Anderson reportedly signed a five-year contract with the Leafs to complete the transaction, becoming the team's number one goalie.

Andersen is 77-26-12 in his career with a 2.33 goals-against-average and .918 save-percentage. He also holds a 17-9-2 career post-season record. 

While the Ducks lose the $1.3million bargain of Andersen, the club still owns the rights to outstanding goalie John Gibson, who was 21-13 with a 2.07 goals-against-average and a .920 save-percentage in 40 games last season.