Maple Leafs trade Dermott to Canucks for 3rd-round pick

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The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded defenseman Travis Dermott to the Vancouver Canucks for a 2022 third-round pick, the team announced Sunday.

The pick originally belonged to the Winnipeg Jets.

Dermott has five points in 43 games while averaging 14:43 of ice time per contest this season. The 34th overall pick of the 2015 draft fell out of favor with the Maple Leafs and has been a healthy scratch multiple times in 2021-22. Toronto also needed to clear cap space to trade for Mark Giordano.

The 25-year-old has posted strong underlying numbers while playing sheltered, third-pairing minutes:

Dermott is signed through 2022-23 at a $1.5-million cap hit.

The Canucks also traded Travis Hamonic to the Ottawa Senators on Sunday for a third-round pick. So essentially, Vancouver swapped Hamonic for Dermott - who's both younger and cheaper.

Here's how Vancouver's blue line projects after the deals:

Oliver Ekman-Larsson Tyler Myers
Quinn Hughes Luke Schenn
Travis Dermott Tucker Poolman*
Brad Hunt Noah Juulsen

*Currently injured

Dermott shoots left, but he spent most of the 2021-22 campaign playing on the right side with the Leafs.

Maple Leafs trade Dermott to Canucks for 3rd-round pick
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