The Maple Leafs acquire Jack Campbell and Kyle Clifford in major trade with Kings

Last night, after suffering a 5-3 defeat against the Rangers, Toronto GM Kyle Dubas announced they’ve have gotten their new backup goalie.

In a trade with the Kings, the Maple Leafs have acquired goaltender Jack Campbell and defenceman Kyle Clifford in exchange for forward Trevor Moore.

The Maple Leafs are not only struggling on the ice. Goaltender Fredrik Andersen was forced into concussion protocol in the first period against the Panthers last weekend after colliding with centre Frank Vatrano. That later turned out to be a neck injury, according to head coach Sheldon Keefe.

Michael Hutchinson struggled in goal last night against the Rangers, and late evening Kyle Dubas decided to act.

In a trade with the Los Angeles Kings, the Toronto Maple Leafs announced they’ve acquired goaltender Jack Campbell and defenceman Kyle Clifford in exchange for forward Trevor Moore along with a third round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft and a conditional third round pick in 2021.

Campbell has appeared in 57 career NHL games with the Kings and one game with the Stars, putting up a 20-25-5 career record.

Clifford, has appeared in over 650 NHL games, all with the Kings, putting up 129 career points. He’s won two Stanley Cups with the Kings in 2012 and 2014.

With Andersen out, Campbell could be the new starting goaltender for the Maple Leafs. The team squares off against the Anaheim Ducks on Friday before heading to Montreal for a battle against the Canadiens Saturday.

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