Maple Leafs trade Soshnikov to St Louis

Feb 16 2018, 6:49 am

Eleven days before this year’s trade deadline, the Toronto Maple Leafs have pulled the trigger on a deal.

Nikita Soshnikov is on his way to St Louis, with the Leafs getting a fourth-round pick in the 2019 draft from the Blues in return. Toronto now hold eight picks in the 2019 draft.

The 24-year-old has played in just three games with the Leafs this season. The majority of Soshnikov’s season has been with the Toronto Marlies, where the Russian winger has 17 points (7-10-17) in 19 AHL games.

Soshnikov has played 70 games with the Leafs over the last three seasons, scoring 14 points (7-7-14).

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