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Matt Dumba

Mathew Dumba is a 6'0", 181 Lbs right-shooting defenseman. The 29-year-old would make a good defense partner for Morgan Rielly on the Leafs top defense pairing. Dumba is averaging 20:04 minutes of ice time this season. He has registered four goals and six assists for ten points in 58 games. Dumba also has 150 hits and 84 blocked shots.

Adding Dumba to their blueline would make the Leafs end harder to play. Having him along with Benoit, McCabe, and Lyubushkin could be fun to watch. All four are willing to play the hard physical style required in the playoffs. Would be great for the Leafs to have something like that at their disposal. Watching the Leafs punish their opponents whenever they enter the Leafs zone would be entertaining.

Unlike Savard or Parayko, Dumba will be a rental if acquired by the Leafs. Dumba will be an unrestricted free agent (UFA) this summer. He doesn't have a no-trade clause in his contract, so that is not an issue. The salary cap for Dumba is lower than Parayko's but slightly higher than Savard's. Dumba has a salary cap hit of $3.9 million. Trading for a player with term is better than trading for a rental, but Dumba is a rental I think the Leafs would be willing to acquire.


No matter which player Treliving adds before the deadline on Friday, I hope it's the right one. We will find out soon enough if it is any of these three defensemen I just mentioned.