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Jack Campbell, Kyle Clifford Traded to Toronto Maple Leafs

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The Maple Leafs PR account tweeted the news much to the surprise of both fan bases

NHL: Los Angeles Kings at Arizona Coyotes Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Fan favorites Kyle Clifford and Jack Campbell are shipping up to Boston Toronto.

The Los Angeles Kings and Toronto Maple Leafs are in two very different positions at this point in time, though neither are in a playoff spot. The Leafs are fighting tooth and nail to make the postseason and Frederik Andersen can’t carry the team by himself. Michael Hutchinson hasn’t proven to be an effective backup and upper management has apparently deemed Campbell a better replacement than AHL All Star netminder Kasimir Kaskisuo (who has a .912 sv% in the AHL, .842 sv% in the NHL).

For Campbell’s part, in 58 NHL appearances, he has a .916sv%, 2.58GAA and two shutouts.

Clifford was always a good soldier for the Kings. As a role player, he performed well in limited minutes and was never afraid to drop the gloves. The 29 year-old Ayr native has 14 points in 53 games this year and was pacing to match his career high 11 goals.

Trevor Moore is a 24-year-old native from Thousand Oaks, CA who last played in the NHL on Dec. 21 against the Detroit Red Wings. He has 13 points in 51 career games. Presented without comment.

Best of luck to Campbell and Clifford with the Maple Leafs.

Oh, and, welcome (back) Cal Petersen.