Toronto Maple Leafs Trade Targets from the Pacific Division

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Ilya Lyubushkin

Ilya Lyubushkin is a 29-year-old, 6'2", 200 Lbs, right-shooting defenseman and former Leaf (2022). He has four assists in 47 games but is more known for what he does without the puck. Lyubushkin is averaging 17:03 minutes of ice time this season. He has 121 blocked shots and 72 hits. His physical style of play would be a nice addition for the Leafs to have in the playoffs.

Lyubushkin has a salary cap hit of $2.75 million, and he is a pending UFA this summer. He was a rental the last time the Leafs traded for him, so history could repeat itself.

Frank Vatrano

Frank Vatrano is a 29-year-old, 5'11", 197 Lbs, left wing. He has 22 goals and 14 assists for 36 points in 50 games. Vatrano is averaging 18:16 minutes of ice time this season. He has 55 blocked shots and 78 hits. Vatrano is on pace to set a new career high in points from the 41 points he registered last season.

Vatrano has a salary cap hit of $3.65 million. He is under contract until the end of next season. The Leafs could use some help in their top six on the left wing, and Vatrano could be the answer.

Sam Carrick

Sam Carrick is a 32-year-old, 6'0", 200 Lbs. forward who can play center or right wing. He has seven goals and three assists for 10 points in 50 games. Carrick is averaging 12:47 minutes of ice time this season. He has 23 blocked shots and 78 hits. Carrick played parts of two seasons with the Leafs between 2014-2016.

Carrick has a salary cap hit of $850,000. He is a pending UFA and could be a cheap depth option for the Leafs to acquire.