Leafs trade Matt Martin to Islanders for Eamon McAdam

Toronto Maple Leafs' Matt Martin (15) and William Nylander (29) celebrate a goal against Edmonton Oilers goalie Laurent Brossoit (1) during first period NHL action in Edmonton, Alta., on Thursday November 30, 2017. (Jason Franson/CP)

The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded enforcer Matt Martin to the New York Islanders in exchange for goaltender Eamon McAdam.

The deal sends Martin back to the Islanders, where he spent the first seven seasons of his NHL career before signing with Toronto in 2016.

He found great chemistry on New York’s fourth line with Casey Cizikas and Cal Clutterbuck, a trio which could be re-united after this move.

The 29-year-old has two years remaining on a contract that carries a $2.5-million cap hit.

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McAdam, 23, had a .910 save percentage and 2.84 goals-against average with the ECHL’s Worcester Railers.

The Perkasie, Pa., native also appeared in nine games for AHL Bridgeport, posting a .903 save percentage and 2.77 goals-against average.

He was taken in the third round (70th overall) by the Islanders in the 2013 NHL Draft.

The Leafs now have six goalies signed for next season (Frederik Andersen, Curtis McElhinney, Calvin Pickard, Garret Sparks, and Kasimir Kaskisuo are the others).

Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported on July 27 that the team was taking calls on its AHL championship netminding duo of Sparks and Pickard.

Acquire:
  • Matt Martin
Acquire:
  • Eamon McAdom
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