The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired goaltender Jonathan Bernier from the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday in exchange for forward Matt Frattin, goaltender Ben Scrivens and Toronto's second round pick in either the 2014 or 2015 NHL Draft. Bernier, who is eligible to become a restricted free agent on July 5, played in 14 regular season games for the Kings in 2012-13. He posted a record of nine wins, three losses, and a shootout loss while posting one shutout and a goals against average (GAA) of 1.88 and a save percentage of .922. His GAA was the second-lowest mark among all NHL goaltenders. The 24-year-old was 9-0-0 in his first 10 starts in 2012-13 and posted a 1.50 GAA and .938 save percentage during that streak from February 11 to April 4. "Whenever you like the principle pieces of a deal, we liked their pieces, they liked our piece, it's been ongoing for months," said Kings assistant general manager Ron Hextall. During the NHL lockout, Bernier played in 13 games for Heilbronner Falken in Germany and he was also a member of Team Canada's 2012 Spengler Cup championship team. He was originally selected by Los Angeles in the first round, 11th overall, in the 2006 Entry Draft.
Leafs acquire Bernier from Kings
TSN | Jun 23