The Maple Leafs and Avalanche exchanged a pair of big-name players Monday.
Toronto acquired defenseman Tyson Barrie, forward Alex Kerfoot and a sixth-round pick in 2020 from Colorado, the teams announced. The Avalanche received forward Nazem Kadri, defenseman Calle Rosen and a third-round selection in the deal.
.@Sportchek Player Alert: The @MapleLeafs have acquired defenceman Tyson Barrie, forward Alex Kerfoot and a 2020 sixth-round pick (COL) in exchange for Nazem Kadri, Calle Rosen and a 2020 third-round pick (TOR).
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) July 1, 2019
Barrie finished last season with 59 points, which ranked seventh among NHL defensemen. He also added a goal and seven assists in 12 playoff games. Barrie has spent his entire eight-year career in Colorado.
Kerfoot has recorded 34 goals and 51 assists in 157 regular-season games over two NHL seasons.
“We would like to thank Tyson for all he has done both on and off the ice for the Avalanche organization,” Colorado general manager Joe Sakic said in a statement. “He certainly made an impact not only with his play but with his charitable work in the local community. We would also like to thank Alexander for his two seasons, as he helped our turnaround in making the playoffs the last two years.
“With the arrival and emergence of Samuel Girard and Cale Makar, as well as the recent draft pick of Bowen Byram, we felt it was time to move in this direction with Tyson’s contract expiring next summer.”
Kadri, meanwhile, has finished with 39 or more points in each of the last seven seasons. He scored 16 goals and added 28 assists in 73 games in 2018-19.
— Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) July 1, 2019
“Nazem is a proven goal scorer and a fierce competitor who plays in all situations,” Sakic said. “He is under contract for the next three seasons and will immediately fit right in as our second-line center and improve our scoring depth.”
Rosen has appeared in eight total NHL games since 2017-18.