Toronto Maple Leafs legend Jared McCann travels to Seattle. (Photo by Emilee Chinn / Getty Images)
Jared McCann was in Toronto just long enough to catch a glimpse of the CN Tower and snap a picture by the city sign in Nathan Phillips Square.
According to Frank Seravelli of Daily Faceoff, the Seattle Kraken will select the newest member of the Toronto Maple Leafs as part of their first roster in franchise history.
Toronto acquired the striker last Saturday from the Pittsburgh Penguins for potential Filip Hallander and a pick for round seven in 2021, only to leave him unprotected when the protection lists were revealed the next day.
Seattle will be McCann’s fourth NHL stop, having previously played against the Florida Panthers, Pittsburgh Penguins and Vancouver Canucks, who ranked him 24th overall in the 2014 NHL Draft.
For Toronto, that means they essentially paid a prospect and late pick to protect their current squad. This will either calm some nerves or further anger people after a video “leaked” Tuesday that appeared to show Seattle taking Alexander Kerfoot, causing an online frenzy.
McCann scored 14 goals and 32 points in 43 games with the Penguins last season.
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