We reported last week that according to multiple reports, the Vancouver Canucks have no intention of signing 6-foot-5 defenseman Erik Gudbranson to a contract extension at the end of the season.
We could read on TheFourthPeriod.com that Canucks' general manager Jim Benning is taking calls on the former third overall pick.
Now according to The Province's Patrick Johnston, the Toronto Maple Leafs have made an offer to the Canucks. He said Toronto offered a draft pick and 21-year-old prospect Andrew Nielsen.
Gudbranson was selected third overall by the Florida Panthers in the 2010 NHL draft. He played 25 games this season with Vancouver, in which registered two assists and 29 penalty minutes. He is set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2017-18 season, and carries a $3.5 million salary cap hit.
Here's what Toronto should expect of Gudbranson if they're actually able to trade for him:
Neilsen was the Leafs' 65th overall pick in 2015. The 6-foot-3, 207-pound blueliner amassed 39 points in just 74 games in his first season with the Toronto Marlies, in the American Hockey League.