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.

3 Comments

  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.