5 Back-up Goalies the Toronto Maple Leafs Should Trade For

MONTREAL, QUEBEC - OCTOBER 26: Michael Hutchinson #30 of the Toronto Maple Leafs just made a pad save against the Montreal Canadiens at Centre Bell on October 26, 2019 in Montreal, Quebec. (Photo by Stephane Dube /Getty Images)
MONTREAL, QUEBEC - OCTOBER 26: Michael Hutchinson #30 of the Toronto Maple Leafs just made a pad save against the Montreal Canadiens at Centre Bell on October 26, 2019 in Montreal, Quebec. (Photo by Stephane Dube /Getty Images) /
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BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 14: Ryan Miller #30 of the Anaheim Ducks warm ups before the game against the Boston Bruins at the TD Garden on October 14, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA – OCTOBER 14: Ryan Miller #30 of the Anaheim Ducks warm ups before the game against the Boston Bruins at the TD Garden on October 14, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images) /

Ryan Miller, Anaheim Ducks

2019-20 stats: 4 W, 1 L, .906 Sv%

Ryan Miller may be old, but he’s still got it.

As I mentioned in my previous post this week, Ryan Miller is easily one of the best backups in the league who isn’t a young prospect of some sort.

At 39, he’s still putting up impressive numbers with the Ducks, maintaining a 2.76 GAA and a .912 Sv% last season. This year, he’s 4-1 on a bad Ducks team.

To top things off, his contract is pretty good. He is making $1.25 million this season, which is close to the maximum that the Toronto maple Leafs can afford without shedding salary, but his deal ends at the end of the season to become a UFA.

If he doesn’t play that great, the Leafs can let him walk next summer.

The Ducks aren’t likely going to contend this year, so acquiring him shouldn’t be too hard.

The Leafs should be seriously looking at Miller as a viable option.