The Leafs solved their problem of too many goaltenders on the Marlies this morning by trading Michael Hutchinson to Colorado for Calle Rosen.
The @MapleLeafs have acquired defenceman Calle Rosen from Colorado in exchange for goaltender Michael Hutchinson.
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— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) February 24, 2020
Rosen, of course, was part of the trade that sent Nazem Kadri to the Colorado for Tyson Barrie and Alex Kerfoot. He had a solid track record on the Marlies with Sheldon Keefe, and that could be a big reason to bring him back now.
Rosen’s played 8 games for the Avalanche this year picking up 2 points, and has played 35 AHL games this year, picking up 15 points. Rosen is under contract next year for $750k, according to PuckPedia.com, and that’s a bonus for the Leafs, who could use some depth.
As for Hutchinson, a change of scenery and getting the hell out of the Toronto market when he’s become a bit of a punching bag for being a less than good goaltender is something he probably welcomes.
It’s hard not to like this deal for the …
Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation