Leafs trade pick for tough Duck

LANCE HORNBY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:22 PM ET

The Maple Leafs did make a deal with Anaheim on Saturday afternoon, but Tomas Kaberle was not going, nor Bobby Ryan coming.

General manager Brian Burke did manage to land a player with ties to his two former teams, right winger Mike Brown, a draft pick of the Vancouver Canucks just as Burke departed in 2004, who later moved to the Ducks.

The cost was a fifth-round pick on Saturday that Anaheim turned into Chris Wagner of the South Shore Kings of the Eastern Hockey League.

Brown, 6-foot-2 with the third-most penalty minutes on the Ducks last season, had six goals, two of them game-winners. In 142 career games, the Northbrook, Ill., native has nine goals and three assist.

His acquisition will spice up training camp, given the Leafs weren’t very tough on their third and fourth lines beyond Colton Orr.

lance.hornby@sunmedia.ca


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