Maple Leafs trade David Steckel to the Ducks

Maple Leafs trade David Steckel to the Ducks


The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded center David Steckel to the Anaheim Ducks for right winger Ryan Lasch and a 2014 7th round pick.

The 31-year old Steckel was drafted by the LA Kings, 30th overall in the first round of the 2001 draft. He carries a $1.1 salary cap hit and will be a UFA at the end of the season.

The 26-year old Lasch signed a two year contract worth $1.25 million with the Ducks, and will be a UFA after the 2013-14 season.

James Mirtle via twitter: Lasch is currently playing in Sweden but will be joining the AHL Marlies.

Corey Pronman via twitter: Pronman had Lasch as the Ducks 14th best prospect last summer.

Chris Nichols via twitter: Ducks GM Murray: “#NHLDucks GM Murray: “Steckel is a tremendous faceoff man and penalty killer, something that will really help our club.”

David Steckel

Ryan Lasch