Sports Flames deal goalie David Rittich to Leafs for third-round pick in 2022

07:50  12 april  2021
07:50  12 april  2021 Source:   msn.com

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David Rittich was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs by the Calgary Flames on Sunday for a third - round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft. The goalie is in the final season of a two-year contract he signed with the Flames on July 27, 2019 and could become an unrestricted free Signed by Calgary as a free agent on June 13, 2016, Rittich is 63-39-15 with a 2.83 GAA, .908 save percentage and four shutouts in 130 regular-season games (118 starts), and 0-1-0 in one Stanley Cup Playoff game. The trade was the second the Maple Leafs made on Sunday after acquiring Nick Foligno in a three-team

The Toronto Maple Leafs bolstered their goaltending depth by acquiring David Rittich from the Calgary Flames for a third - round pick in 2022 . The Maple Leafs were looking to add another goaltender before Monday's 3 p.m. ET trade deadline due to ongoing injury concerns with Frederik Andersen and Jack Campbell. While Campbell has played well, including recording an NHL-record 11-0 record to start his season, Rittich 's addition gives the Maple Leafs some more insurance for what the club hopes is a deep playoff run.

TORONTO — The Toronto Maple Leafs are fortifying their crease, acquirring goalie David Rittich from the Calgary Flames.

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The Flames (17-21-3) received Toronto's third-round pick in the 2022 NHL draft in the trade and Calgary will retain 50 per cent of Rittich's salary cap hit.

Rittich has a 4-7-1 record with a .904 save percentage and 2.90 goals-against average this season, playing back up to the Flames' top off-season acquisition, Jacob Markstrom.

Rittich, a 28 year old from Jihlava, Czech Republic, is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer.

He's played all five seasons of his NHL career in Calgary, posting a 63-39-15 record with a .908 save percentage and 2.83 goals-against average.

The Leafs (28-10-3) have been looking for depth in goal as starter Frederik Andersen deals with a nagging lower-body injury.

Toronto sits atop the all-Canadian North Division and has been busy ahead of Monday's NHL trade deadline, picking up veteran forward Nick Foligno from the Columbus on Sunday and adding Blue Jackets centre Riley Nash to the roster on Friday.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 11, 2021.

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