How the Maple Leafs got Richard Rose from the Rangers
How the Leafs got Richard Rose from Dallas.
The Rangers traded up in the first round of the 2014 NHL Draft to select the 23-year-old forward with the seventh overall pick.
After he was traded to the Leafs for a third-round pick in 2015, Rose was given a new contract last summer.
He’s been a steady presence for the Maple Leaf blue line this season and was the subject of a tweet from Leafs assistant coach Ben Smith on Wednesday.
“Richard Rose is a great player,” Smith said.
“He’s got a good shot, and he’s very smart.”
Rose has been in the NHL for almost two years, and was originally drafted in the sixth round of last year’s draft.
He has played in 60 games this season, posting a goal and seven assists.
Rose is one of the most talented young forwards in the league, and could be a future franchise cornerstone for Toronto.