Maple Leafs acquire Carter Hutton from Coyotes for future considerations

Arizona Coyotes goaltender Carter Hutton (40) warms up before an NHL hockey game against the Florida Panthers, Monday, Oct. 25, 2021, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Michael Reaves)

The Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired goaltender Carter Hutton from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for future considerations.

The Maple Leafs announced the trade during the first period of Monday night’s game against the Montreal Canadiens.

Hutton posted a .741 save percentage in three appearances with the Coyotes this season, and struggled in his last two seasons posting .886 and .898 save percentages with the Buffalo Sabres — a far cry from his career-high of .931 with the St. Louis Blues in 2017-18.

Hutton had cleared waivers on Sunday, paving the way for him to join the AHL’s Tuscon Roadrunners before the trade. However, the Maple Leafs will loan Hutton to Tuscon while retaining his services as an insurance goalie if needed, according to Craig Morgan of PHNC Sports.

The 36-year-old is on an expiring one-year, $750,000 deal.

It’s Toronto’s second trade with Arizona in three days. The Maple Leafs acquired defenceman Ilya Lyubushkin and Ryan Dzigel (since waived and claimed by San Jose) from the Coyotes on Saturday in exchange for Nick Ritchie and Arizona’s choice of either a third-round pick in 2023 or a second-round pick in 2025.

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