The Toronto Maple Leafs have dealt centre David Steckel to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for winger Ryan Lasch and a seventh-round pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
Steckel played just 13 games for the Maple Leafs this season and recorded one assist. He was essentially relegated to fourth line duties spending much of his time with the likes of Colton Orr and Frazer McLaren. He will now be reunited with head coach Bruce Boudreau who he played for in Washington. Steckel can be an asset in the face-off circle and on the penalty kill.
Lasch is playing in the Swedish Elite League at the moment, but will be assigned to the Toronto Marlies. He played for the USA at last year’s IIHF World Hockey Championship where he posted two assists in seven games. Last season he also led the Finnish Elite League in scoring with 24 goals and 38 assists.