The Toronto Maple Leafs have added a Randy Carlyle-type player just in time for their playoff drive.

Leafs GM Dave Nonis finished off a quiet trade deadline day on Wednesday by shipping a 2014 fourth-round pick to the Colorado Avalanche near the 3 p.m. deadline in exchange for Ryan O’Byrne, a 28-year-old right-handed blueliner who is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer.

O’Byrne, a Victoria native, is huge at 6-foot-5 and 240 pounds and generally plays a simple shutdown game.

His best season recently was 2010-11 alongside Leafs defenceman John-Michael Liles when both were together in Colorado, and it’s expected that pairing will be reunited in Toronto.

O’Bryne can also kill penalties and fight, much like current Leafs defenceman Mark Fraser and much to the liking of Carlyle, who likely saw him play in the Western Conference quite a bit.

His arrival likely means that Jake Gardiner and Mike Kostka have a much harder time getting into the lineup.