Maple Leafs add Peter Holland in deal with Ducks

Peter Holland of the Anaheim Ducks and Jake Muzzin of the Los Angeles Kings fight for the puck...

Peter Holland of the Anaheim Ducks and Jake Muzzin of the Los Angeles Kings fight for the puck along the boards during NHL action at the Honda Center on September 17, 2013 in Anaheim. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images/AFP)

IAN SHANTZ, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:18 PM ET

The Maple Leafs, in short supply of centres, have traded for one.

Peter Holland, a first-round draft pick of the Anaheim Ducks in 2009, will report to the big club today and it's expected he'll be in the lineup in the second game of a home-and-home set against the Sabres.

The Leafs sent defenceman Jesse Blacker — picked 58th overall by Toronto in the 2009 draft, along with a conditional third round pick and a seventh round pick to the Ducks.

Toronto also acquired journeyman forward Brad Staubitz, who will report to the Marlies.

Holland, a 22-year-old from Caledon, played four games for the Ducks this season, scoring a goal to go alongside two penalty minutes. In 10 games with the AHL Norfork Admirals, Holland registered nine points and 22 penalty minutes. The former Guelph Storm star has five goals, two assists and eight penalty minutes in 29 career NHL games.


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