Top 3 Centres Toronto Maple Leafs Should Trade For

TORONTO, ON - MARCH 17: Tyler Bozak
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MARCH 22: Sam Reinhart #23 of the Buffalo Sabres  . (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /

No. 3: Sam Reinhart

There’s not too many positives when it comes to the Buffalo Sabres. Not only did the team go through a terrible Covid-19 scare this season, but they also lost 18 games in a row.

However, there is one positive and his name is Sam Reinhart.

Currently on the last year of a $5.2M contract, before becoming a Restricted Free Agent (RFA), Reinhart has had a good season. He leads the team with 13 goals and 24 points in 36 games (stats: and is only one of two players with double-digit goals on the roster.

The former second-overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft is someone the Sabres should want to build around. However, they’re a dumpster-fire and don’t seem like they’ll be playoff-bound for a few years. As a result, it may make sense to move on from Reinhart for a big haul.

Although Reinhart is a pending RFA and someone the Leafs probably won’t be able to re-sign, they could trade his rights to another team before he becomes a free agent, so they could get something back in return for him.

With four 20-goal seasons in his past five years, Reinhart has a scoring touch and can be a huge addition to the Toronto Maple Leafs. Paying a big price of prospects and draft picks and a potential roster player for Reinhart would be well worth it, as Toronto is in a win-now mode and wants to compete for the Stanley Cup this year.