In today’s second stage of the NHL draft, the Leafs have started the day off with a trade. Patrick Marleau was sent to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for a 6th round pick in 2020. The Leafs also paid the Hurricanes a top-10 protected first round pick in 2020 and a 7th round pick in 2020.
In saying goodbye to only his second team in such a long and storied career, Patrick took to his wife Christina’s Twitter page to post a farewell goodbye to us, as well as specifically Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner:
Hi, Patrick here. I don’t have my own social media, so I wanted to come here and say a few words to @MapleLeafs, their fans and also to @Marner93 and @AM34 pic.twitter.com/6Te4oePdLa
— Christina Marleau (@c_marleau) June 22, 2019
It’s time for us as fans of the Leafs to say goodbye to Patrick Marleau in return.
Thank you Patrick Marleau for your contribution to our Toronto Maple Leafs. Your influence as a father figure and goal scoring machine will not be forgotten or overlooked. You are one of the greatest players in Canadian and NHL history and we are blessed to get …
Author: Ryan Hobart / The Leafs Nation