NHL Superstar Jake Muzzin was Traded?

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NHL Superstar Jake Muzzin was Traded?

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Earlier this week, one of the best shutdown defenseman in the NHL, Jake Muzzin of the LA Kings, was just officially traded to the Toronto Maple leafs in return for a 2020 first round draft pick. In an interview, Jake Muzzin stated “I have always loved the Kings, however I really want a shot to win another Stanley Cup, and the Maple Leafs really have a shot at it.” Even though this NHL superstar has left his hometown team, he is exhilarated to finish the season off as a Maple Leaf.

 

In his first game as a Toronto Maple Leaf, Muzzin notched a goal and an assist, for a total of 10 shots on goal. Also achieving the first star, he stated that it was a night that he will never forget. After the game, his defensive partner, Morgan Rielly said “Jake had an amazing game tonight, and I am overly excited to keep playing with him in the near future.” Jake has shown leadership, responsibility, humbleness, and a sense of humor in the locker room. Many Kings were displeased with the trade, losing one of the best leaders for practically no one.

 

The Kings have recently gone on a losing streak, going 3-6-1 in their last 10 games. The LA Kings general manager, Rob Blake, stated “I can only think about it as a great opportunity for Jake. He has shown a willingness to win, and we just can’t provide that as a team right now. I’ve already spoke to him about it, and we both had left on good terms. I wish him the best of luck on his new hockey career.” Now, Jake Muzzin is playing on the top line with Morgan Rielly, NHL superstars Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner, along with Nazeem Kaudry.

 

As disheartening this trade was for many Kings fans, it definitely made a positive impact on both parties. Jake Muzzin is one of the best defensemen currently in the NHL, therefore this trade stunned the whole hockey world.