Maple Leafs trade Connor Carrick to Stars for conditional draft pick

Connor Carrick lets a wrist shot go from the point and beats Craig Anderson as the Toronto Maple Leafs take a 4-3 lead on the Ottawa Senators.

The Toronto Maple Leafs traded defenceman Connor Carrick to the Dallas Stars Monday in exchange for a conditional seventh-round draft pick in 2019.

If Carrick plays in more than 50 NHL games this season the seventh-round pick will become a sixth-round selection.

The trade announcement occurred a couple hours after the Maple Leafs made their final cuts. Initially, the team announced Carrick had been placed on waivers along with goaltenders Curtis McElhinney and Calvin Pickard.

Carrick was unable to leapfrog the likes of Travis Dermott, Martin Marincin, Igor Ozhiganov and Justin Holl on the Maple Leafs defensive depth chart throughout training camp and pre-season action.

The 24-year-old registered a career high four goals and eight assists in 47 games played a season ago.

Carrick, a native of Orland Park, Ill., was chosen in the fifth round (137th overall) by the Capitals in the 2012 NHL Draft. He had been with the Maple Leafs organization since February 2016 after being acquired in a trade with Washington.

In 167 career NHL appearances he has nine goals, 21 assists and 116 penalty minutes. He also has 75 points and 199 PIMs in 138 career AHL games.

Carrick’s 2018-19 salary cap hit is $1.3 million and he is set to become a restricted free agent following the season.

October 1, 2018 - 12:54 pm ET
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  • Conditional 7th-round pick (2019)
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