Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Petr Mrazek (34) watches as the puck goes wide of the net as Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Haydn Fleury (4) and Toronto Maple Leafs center Patrick Marleau (12) battle during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in Toronto.
The Hurricanes acquired a top-10 protected first-round pick and a seventh-round selection in next year's draft.
The move helps clear some salary cap space for Toronto by removing Marleau's US$6.25-million cap hit.More news: TMZ reports Beth Chapman is in a medically-induced coma
"Thank you to the Maple Leafs Organization, the city of Toronto and to the loyal Leaf fans for welcoming my family and I to Toronto", Marleau wrote in statement on Twitter.
Marleau has 43 goals and 41 assists for 84 points in two seasons with Toronto. TSN's Darren Dreger reported that Johnsson will sign a four-year extension at roughly $3.25-3.5 million AAV while Kapanen is expected to get three years at $3.2 to $3.4 million according to Bob McKenzie.
"The 5'9" 175 lb. forward is highly skilled, with good speed that is utilized as both ends of the ice and scored over a point per game (27 goals, 28 assists) in 54 games for the Petes.More news: NBA Draft: Opposing teams expect Celtics to select Bol Bol
The former 1997 second-overall pick has been rumored to want to return to San Jose, but these rumors are yet to be confirmed.
The Carolina Hurricanes worked out a trade Saturday with the Toronto Maple Leafs at the NHL Draft in Vancouver.
Toronto traded the 19th pick, minor-league forward Carl Grundstrom and the rights to defence prospect Sean Durzi to the Los Angeles Kings for veteran blue-liner Jake Muzzin back in January.More news: Predators trade star defenseman P.K. Subban to Devils