The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that the team has acquired forwards Milan Michalek, Colin Greening and Tobias Lindberg, defenceman Jared Cowen, and a 2017 second-round draft pick from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for defencemen Dion Phaneuf and Cody Donaghey, as well as forwards Casey Bailey, Matt Frattin and Ryan Rupert.
Michalek, 31, has registered six goals and four assists in 32 games with the Senators this season. In 729 career NHL games between Ottawa and the San Jose Sharks, he has recorded 438 points (206 goals and 232 assists) and 386 penalty minutes. He has also collected 24 points (15 goals and nine assists) in 63 career playoff games. Michalek was originally selected by the Sharks with the sixth overall selection in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. He was acquired by Ottawa along with Jonathan Cheechoo and a second-round pick in 2010 from San Jose in exchange for Dany Heatley and a fifth-round pick in 2010 on September 12, 2009.
Greening, 29, has split his season between Ottawa and its American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Binghamton Senators. The St. John’s, Newfoundland native has skated in one game with Ottawa and another 41 games with Binghamton, collecting seven goals and six assists with the AHL club. In 256 career NHL games, Greening has recorded 87 points (38 goals and 49 assists) and 137 penalty minutes. He has also recorded five points (three goals, two assists) in 17 career NHL playoff games. He was originally selected by the Senators in the seventh round (204th overall) at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.
Cowen, 25, has collected four assists in 37 games with the Senators this season. In 249 career NHL games, the Saskatoon, Saskatchewan native has recorded 46 points (15 goals and 31 assists) and 174 penalty minutes. He has skated in 17 career playoff games, recording four assists. Cowen was originally selected by the Senators with the ninth overall selection in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
Lindberg, 20, has collected five goals and 17 assists in 34 AHL games with Binghamton this season. The Stockholm native was originally Ottawa’s fourth-round selection (102nd overall) in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
Phaneuf, 30, had skated in 423 games with the Maple Leafs through parts of seven seasons, registering 196 points (45 goals and 151 assists) and 598 penalty minutes. He was named the 18th captain in Maple Leafs history on June 14, 2010.
The Maple Leafs return to the ice tonight against the Flames in Calgary at 9:00 p.m. EST.