Ducks Acquire Steckel From Toronto For Lasch and 2014 Seventh Round Pick

John E. Sokolowski-US PRESSWIRE

Anaheim picks up a centreman and will turn him into a centerman.

The Anaheim Ducks have traded forward Ryan Lasch and a seventh round 2014 draft pick to the Toronto Maple Leafs in return for center David Steckel.


David Steckel

Center / Anaheim Ducks

6-5

217

Mar 15, 1982



GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2013 - David Steckel 13 0 1 1 -2 0 0 0 0 4

According to Ducks GM Bob Murray, Steckel was acquired for his large frame and his faceoff skills (currently at 46.9%, last season he was 58.6%). He carries a cap hit of $1.1M and is in the final year of his contract. Only concern, health wise, is his repaired MCL. My guess is Nick Bonino is going to be out for a while and they needed someone to fill the void.

Lasch, an Orange County native, did not make the big club out of camp. He was shipped back and forth between the Norfolk Admirals of the AHL and the Ft. Wayne Kommets of the ECHL until requesting release to re-join is former team Vaxjo in the Swedish Elite League.

Side note, I was scared about the trade pipeline to Toronto being re-opened after Burkie was axed. This made me feel better:

UPDATE:

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