Ryan O'Reilly trade to the Leafs
The Toronto Maple Leafs have made a blockbuster trade for St. Louis Blues forwards Ryan O'Reilly and Noel Acciari.

The Toronto Maple Leafs are all-in this year and GM Kyle Dubas just put his job on the line with the blockbuster trade of Ryan O’Reilly.

The Leafs had been rumored to be interested in Timo Meier, Max Domi, Boone Jenner and Ryan O’Reilly and finally decided to give up the assets to acquire O’Reilly.

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What pieces were involved in the Ryan O’Reilly trade to the Leafs?

The Toronto Maple Leafs receive:

Ryan O’Reilly (C)
Noel Acciari (C)

The St. Louis Blues receive:

Mikhail Abramov (C)
Adam Gaudette (C)
1st Round Pick (2023)
2nd Round Pick (2024)
3rd Round Pick (2023 – Ottawa)

The St. Louis Blues retained 50% ($3.75M) of O’Reilly salary. The Minnesota Wild retained 50% of the $3.75M ($1.875M) cap hit. Ryan O’Rielly becomes a Toronto Maple Leaf with a cap hit of $1.875 million.

Toronto Maple Leafs salary cap: View the updated Leafs salary cap with O’Reilly and Acciari added

What are Leaf fans saying about the Ryan O’Reilly trade?

I’m a bit doubtful about this trade. A 1st and 3rd in the Bedard draft seems like a high cost for a rental. But if they have a secret agreement in place for an extension I would feel better about it. And Acciari is a nice bonus but…. the draft picks…

I just cant get in to my head why Leafs would need more offensive power, it is already top notch even without O’Reilly. Defense is what wins championships, just look at Lightning. I am afraid Toronto will drop at first round unless a new solid D is also acquired.

I know some fans will say we overpaid but at the NHL trade deadline that’s the time you have to, this is an ALL IN year imo so THANK YOU Kyle Dubas.


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