Ducks Acquire David Steckel from Maple Leafs.

The Anaheim Ducks have acquired forward David Steckel from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for minor leaguer Ryan Lasch and a seventh round pick in 2014.

David Steckel dealt to Ducks.

David Steckel dealt to Ducks.

 SPECTOR’S NOTE: Steckel wasn’t fitting in with the Maple Leafs, seeing action in only 13 games this season, and was a healthy scratch in the rest. He’ll be reunited with coach Bruce Boudreau, having played for the Ducks coach previously with the Washington Capitals. The 6-6, 220lb center will bring more size and grit to the Ducks forward lines.


  1. Became expendable when mcclement signed. Now if Carlyle will sit one of Orr or mcclaren they actually have 4 decent lines. Missing of course a true #1 centre.

  2. As a Ducks fan, I LOVE THIS TRADE! He’s exactly what we needed for a long time with size in the middle, great FO%, PKer, and a clutch player too. I know he’s had a down season so far in TO but a change of scenery and Bruce Boudreau has worked magic with him before.

  3. Good pickup by the Ducks. With returns like this (a low level prospect + 7 rounder), I really can’t see how anyone can argue any GM would take a chance on Komisareks bloated contract for anything. I wonder what this’d make Liles worth? Maybe a 4th-5th plus a low level prospect? Obviously he’s more skilled offensively than steckel (that’s not even a question), but his contract makes me laugh at suggestions he’d grab a 2nd or 3rd rounder in a trade. Regardless, nice affordable pickup by the ducks.