When the Leafs made the trade that sent Andreas Johnsson to the New Jersey Devils, it was safe to assume at first that the deal was meant to be a cash dump for Toronto. After all, Johnsson was making over $3 million against the cap and the Leafs were looking to make some upgrades elsewhere so it’s understandable that he would be one of the casualties as a result of this.
While it is true that the Leafs wanted to shed salary, they weren’t going to just deal away Johnsson for nothing. They wanted to get back a player who could provide a different element to the forward unit and potentially find his way onto the roster in the near future. That’s why they got Joey Anderson in return; Toronto saw something in the Roseville native that compelled them enough to acquire his services.
Position: Right Wing
Weight: 190 lbs
Drafted: 2016 3rd round, 73rd overall (NJD)
What kind of player is he?
Anderson isn’t a big player but he makes up for it by playing a high level of energy. This allows him to win races to pucks …
Author: Michael Mazzei / The Leafs Nation