Toronto trades Alex Steen and Carlo Colaiacovo to St. Louis for Lee Stempniak.
The Toronto Maple Leafs aren't waiting for Brian Burke to come in and start making moves, as the club traded defenceman Carlo Colaiacovo and forward Alex Steen to the St. Louis Blues for forward Lee Stempniak on Monday.
Stempniak, 25, has three goals and 13 points in 14 games this season.
In Steen and Colaiacovo, the Leafs parted ways with two former draft picks that didn't live up to their first-round billing.
|2008 - Lee Stempniak||14||3||10||13||-3||2||0||0||1||0||43||7.0|
To St. Louis:
|2008 - Carlo Colaiacovo||10||0||1||1||-2||6||0||0||0||0||9||0.0|
|2008 - Alex Steen||20||2||2||4||-4||6||1||0||0||0||31||6.5|
Who the hell is Lee Stempniak? Well, according to the Battle of Alberta's Terms of Battle and courtesy of Chris DeGroat:
Reaction From St. Louis Gametime:
Undersized and not the fastest skater, Stempniak has always had a nose for the net. He plays the point on the power play fairly well and likes getting the puck in the high slot. What he will most be remembered for in St. Louis is being the first face of the franchise’s rebuidling effort along with Jay McClement. That’s probably why you see so many No. 12 sweaters around the Drinkscotch Center. That and he’s scrappy. St. Louis loves scrappy.