Jonathan Bernier (Wikimedia Commons)
An interesting trade materialized in the National Hockey League on Sunday.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired goaltender Jonathan Bernier from the Los Angeles Kings for Matt Frattin, Ben Scrivens and a second round draft pick, either in 2014 or 2015.
Bernier is considered one of the very best backup goaltenders in the NHL. This past season he was 9-3-1, a shutout, a .922 save percentage and a 1.88 goals against average. He was a major reason why the Kings finished in 5th place in the Western Conference as Jonathan Quick struggled throughout the regular season at times.
Bernier was heading into the season as a restricted free agent and rumoured in many deals, including going to Edmonton.
Frattin, meanwhile a right winger, had seven goals and six assists in 25 games for the Maple Leafs this season, while Scrivens was 7-9 with two shutouts. Interestingly both Scrivens and Frattin are from the Edmonton region–Frattin from Edmonton and Scrivens from Spruce Grove.