The Toronto Maple Leafs have made an enormous splash with slightly below 24 hours to the NHL’s commerce deadline with a hometown expertise returning to the six.

The Leafs have acquired defenseman Mark Giordano from the Seattle Kraken, Every day Faceoff’s Frank Seravalli confirmed Sunday. Particulars of the deal weren’t but recognized.

On Thursday, Seravalli reported Toronto was Giordano’s most well-liked vacation spot.

Named captain of the Kraken forward of its inaugural season, the Leafs are getting a veteran rearguard who has a variety of familiarity with defenseman T.J. Brodie. The pair performed along with the Calgary Flames, and it’s secure to imagine that’s one thing the Leafs teaching workers will look to.

Between 2017-18 and 2019-20, the pair performed 1,704 minutes collectively and posted sturdy outcomes. With them on the ice collectively at 5×5, the Flames had managed 55.94 p.c of the shot makes an attempt, 58.87 p.c of the objectives scored and 54.73 p.c of the anticipated purpose share.

On his personal, Giordano has continued to place up good numbers with the Kraken this yr. With him on the ice at 5×5, the Kraken managed 51.93 p.c of the shot makes an attempt, 41.89 p.c of the objectives scored and 49.73 p.c of the anticipated objectives. These numbers have been sunk with some very poor goaltending by Seattle this season.

In line with hockeyviz.com, Giordano continues to be having good remoted impacts. At even-strength, he contributes offence at a one p.c price beneath league common and protection at a 4 p.c price above league common.

Giordano, a UFA on the finish of this season, carries a cap hit of $6.75 million.

Final Wednesday, the Kraken honored Giordano for enjoying in his 1,000th NHL sport.



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