Columbus Sends Nick Foligno to Toronto in 3-Team Deal

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What will the Columbus Blue Jackets Get in Return from the Nick Foligno Trade? Why did the Maple Leafs decide to trade for Nick Foligno?

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Columbus Sends Nick Foligno to Toronto in 3-Team Deal

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Nick Foligno, Blue Jackets Captain, Traded to Maple Leafs in 3-Team Deal

Just a day before the NHL Trade Deadline was set to expire, it appeared that one lucky team received a star player. Frank Seravalli of TSN first reported that the Columbus Blue Jackets have traded Captain Nick Foligno to the Toronto Maple Leafs. As part of the three-team deal, Foligno was first dealt to the San Jose Sharks in exchange for RW Stefan Noesen. Columbus then traded Noesen to Toronto in exchange for a 2021 1st round pick and a 2022 4th round selection. San Jose shortly dealt Foligno to the Maple Leafs in exchange for a 2021 4th round draft pick. The 3-team deal was made in order to make his plan financially stable.

Why Did the Blue Jackets Trade Nick Foligno?

Columbus decided to trade Foligno because of the team’s rebuilding efforts. The Blue Jackets also traded D David Savard to the Lightning as part of a 3-team deal with the Red Wings. Meanwhile, the Maple Leafs acquired Foligno to bolster the team’s offensive core along with Auston Matthews, Joe Thornton, and John Tavares.

What Was His Tenure with Columbus Like?

Nick Foligno was acquired from the Ottawa Senators back in 2012. Three years later, Foligno became the 6th team captain in franchise history. He guided Columbus to five playoff appearances, including the team’s upset first round series victory vs. Tampa Bay in 2019. For the 2020-2021 season with the Blue Jackets, Foligno scored seven goals along with nine assists (16 points).

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The Players Involved in the 2021 NHL Trade Deadline Deal

Maple Leafs Receive-2 Players

LW Nick Foligno

  • #28 Overall Pick by the Senators in the 2006 NHL Draft
  • Made NHL Debut for Ottawa in 2007
  • Played for Senators (2007-2012) & Blue Jackets (2012-2021)
  • 8 Playoff Appearances: 3 with Ottawa and 5 with Columbus
  • Career Postseason Stats: 7 Goals and 9 Assists (16 Points)
  • Won King Clancy Award for Leadership in 2017
  • Also Won Messier Award for Leadership in 2017
  • 203 NHL Goals
  • 279 NHL Assists
  • 482 NHL Points

RW Stefan Noesen

  • #21 Overall Pick by Senators in the 2011 Draft
  • Traded to Ducks in 2013 as part of Bobby Ryan deal
  • Made NHL Debut for Anaheim in 2014
  • Played for Ducks (2014-2016), Devils (2016-2019), Penguins (2019) & Sharks (2019-2021)
  • 1 Playoff Appearance: 2018 with Devils
  • Career Postseason Stats: 1 Goal (1 Point)
  • 31 NHL Goals
  • 23 NHL Assists
  • 54 NHL Points

Blue Jackets Receive-2 Draft Picks

2021 1st Round Draft Pick

2022 4th Round Draft Selection

Sharks Receive-1 Draft Pick

2021 4th Round Draft Pick

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