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While this trade has likely no bearing on anything ever, the Leafs have dealt Luca Caputi to the Anaheim Ducks (surprise, surprise) for left winger Nicolas Deschamps. Both are minor leaguers and should remain as such.

From James Mirtle:

Leafs acquire Nicolas Deschamps from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for forward Luca Caputi. Also recall Holzer.

The plus-side for the Leafs in this deal is that they replace Caputi with a player two years younger in Deschamps – born in 1990 and selected #35 overall in the 2008 draft. The Leafs seem to be getting the prospect with higher upside but neither have lived up to the potential their drafting clubs saw in them.

Deschamps had 46 points in 80 games for the Syracuse Crunch last season, while this year he’s a been a bit slower, notching only seven in 31 games played.

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