Toronto Maple Leafs Should Trade for One of These Defensemen
#5 Nick Seeler – Philadelphia Flyers
Nick Seeler would be a great defenseman for the Toronto Maple Leafs to acquire depending on the direction they choose to go in.
Seeler isn’t quite the same kind of impact player as other defensemen on this list, but he could at the very least patch a hole and could potentially do more.
Seeler has been a great defensive asset for the Philadelphia Flyers this year. He’s been utilized mainly on the Flyers second pairing, but this is his first season seeing so many minutes.
He doesn’t put up many points, but Seeler is a big, solid defensive player who can hit. He shoots left, but has experience on the right side, and he’s having a good season so far in Philadelphia.
He could potentially be a top 4 defenseman for the Toronto Maple Leafs, but the Leafs may become more comfortable giving Timothy Liljegren a bigger role when he returns from injury, so Seeler may slide to the bottom pairing.
Seeler could be acquired for a lot less than other players on this list and with a cap hit of only $775,000, he’s the cheapest on this list as well. The Toronto Maple Leafs could acquire Seeler to fill their gap on defense and use their remaining cap space elsewhere. (capfriendly.com).
There are rumours that the Flyers are looking to move UFA’s such as Seeler, Sean Walker and Rasmus Ristolainen as they’ve been in a rebuild mode, however they’re currently in a playoff spot, so that may change.
Walker might work too, but I chose Seeler over him because Seeler is a bit better defensively and his cap hit is next to nothing. Walker is also a little undersized.