Maple Leafs acquires King’s’ Campbell, Clifford

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

The Toronto Maple Leafs made a trade a short time after its game on Wednesday night concluded. The Maple Leafs were defeated 5-3 by the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Toronto acquired goaltender Jack Campbell and forward Kyle Clifford. In exchange, the Los Angeles Kings acquired forward Trevor Moore.

Kyle Clifford (Getty Images)

The Kings also acquired a 2020 third-round draft pick that originally belonged to the Columbus Blue Jackets. Los Angeles also received a 2021 conditional third-round draft pick.

The Kings are retaining 50% of Clifford’s salary. In addition, the third-round draft pick is tied to both Campbell and Clifford.

The stipulation is tied to how many wins Campbell has. Also, if Clifford re-signs.

Both players are free agents at the end of the season.

In Moore, the Kings are receiving a young player, who they can have for well into the future.

According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, this trade has been in the works for the past several weeks. However, the talks intensified in the past few days.

The 28-year-old Campbell is 8-10-2 this season in 20 games. The Port Huron, Michigan native has a .900 saving percentage and a 2.85 goals against average.

The 29-year-old Clifford has six goals and eight assists for 14 points this season in 53 games. The Ayr, Ontario, Canada native also has a -6 +/- and 45 PIM.

The 24-year-old Moore has 3 goals and two assists for 5 points. The Thousand Oaks, California native has a -3 +/- and 4 PIM.

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