Leafs get Nick Foligno in three-way trade with Columbus and San Jose

Apr 11 2021, 3:23 pm

The Toronto Maple Leafs have pulled off a huge trade on the eve of the NHL trade deadline.

Forward Nick Foligno is on his way to the Leafs as part of a three-way trade with the Columbus Blue Jackets and San Jose Sharks. Toronto will also get forward Stefan Noesen from the Sharks.

The Leafs are sending a 2021 first-round pick and a fourth-rounder in 2022 to Columbus. San Jose will receive Toronto’s fourth-round pick in this year’s draft.

As part of the deal, Columbus will retain 50% of Foligno’s contract, while San Jose will retain 50% of the remainder of the deal. That means the Leafs will only have to pay 25% of Foligno’s $5.5 million contract, which expires at the end of this season.

Foligno, 33, has 16 points (7-9-16) in 42 games this season. He has been the captain of the Blue Jackets since 2015. Noesen is a 28-year-old forward that has played most of this season with San Jose’s AHL team.

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