It’s been over two months since the NHL suspended the season due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and an extra couple games since the Leafs beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1, their last game before said suspension. While the team hasn’t been able to hit the ice for the last couple months, that hasn’t stopped them from making a few transactions to help improve the team while they have all this time on their hands. Let’s take a quick look at how the Leafs have been doing for the last couple months.
The so-called highlight in terms of transactions for the Leafs was the signing of European free agent Mikko Lehtonen, who led both his team and all KHL defensemen in scoring with 17 goals and 49 points this season. We still have no clue where he’ll slot into the lineup next season, and who may have to leave in order to make him fit, but at the very least, we have some idea as to what kind of a player he might be for us.
Besides, we stole him from the Montreal Canadiens, that alone makes him worth it.
Author: Scott Maxwell / The Leafs Nation