Found June 23, 2013 on
It seems the Toronto Maple Leafs and Los Angeles Kings couldn’t wait until the Stanley Cup Finals were over to start the off-season player swapping, as both teams have consummated a trade according to a story via Sportsnet.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired goaltender Jonathan Bernier from the Los Angeles Kings.
To get Bernier, Toronto gave up forward Matt Frattin, backup goaltender Ben Scrivens and Toronto’s second round pick in either the 2014 or 2015 NHL Entry Draft.
Kings assistant general manager Ron Hextall, discussed the trade, saying that it had been in the works fork months.
Bernier only played 14 games last season as a backup for starter Jonathan Quick, and compiled a 9-3-1 record with 1.88 goals against average and a .922 save percentage. He is said to have wanted to go to a situation where he would be the starting goalie and apparently he’ll get his wish in Toronto.
Make no mistake. Leafs management view Bernier as an upgrade. He comes to Toronto as a starter.
— John Shannon (@JSportsnet) June 23, 2013
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The Toronto Leafs have acquired goaltender Jonathan Bernier from the Los Angeles Kings.
The Leafs gave up forward Matt Frattin, backup goaltender Ben Scrivens and their second-round pick in the 2014 or 2015 NHL entry draft.
The 24-year-old Bernier played in 14 regular-season games for the Kings in 2012-13 as Jonathan Quick's backup. He wanted to play more, prompting the trade...
After weeks of speculation, Jonathan Bernier was finally traded on Sunday afternoon. The Los Angeles Kings sent their backup goaltender and restricted free agent Bernier over to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Matt Frattin, goalie Ben Scrivens, and a second-round draft pick in either 2014 or 2015, as reported by Steve Simmons.
The Maple Leafs will now have to sign Bernier...
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
For all those Maple Leafs fans who weren’t quite sure what to make of Sunday’s big trade, consider this message from the man who was worked most closely with Jonathan Bernier the past several years.
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The Los Angeles Kings today acquired forward Matt Frattin, goaltender Ben Scrivens, and a second round draft selection from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for promising goaltender Jonathan Bernier.
Bernier was a more-than-capable backup this year to Kings star goalie Jonathan Quick, as he produced a 9-3-1 record with a save percentage of .922. His goals-against average was...
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