Toronto Maple Leafs has once again gained veteran on David Clarkson and the fourth round in the draft NHL 2020 in the Gold Vegeta trade on Tuesday. Toronto sent a backup goalkeeper Garret Sparks Golden Knights as part of an agreement.
Vegas also signed a defensive player Deryk Engelland on a one-year contract with a basic salary of $ 700,000 and incentives, which could amount to $ 1.5 million.
Clarkson, 35, was last played with Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2015-16 season when he suffered damage that eventually became a back injury. With two seasons from 2013 to 2015 he played 118 games with Maple Leafs and scored 15 goals and 11 assists.
The Maple Leafs, who signed Clarkson for a large-scale seven-year contract of $ 36.75 million before the 2013-14 campaign, sent Clarkson to Blue Jackets on February 26th. At the end of the 2019-20 season, he will become an unlimited agent.
Born in Toronto, he scored 114 goals and 86 assists in more than 570 Career NHL matches with New Jersey Devils, Maple Leafs and Blue Jackets.
Sparks, 26, appeared in 20 games with Maple Leafs last season, posted a 8-9-1 record with a 3.15 goal versus an average and a saving of 0.902.
Engelland, 37, scored two goals and added 10 assists over 74 gold knights games last year, second season with a franchise and 10th in the NHL.