TSN: Leafs Reach Deal With Bruins to Acquire Phil Kessel

Brandon K.Correspondent ISeptember 18, 2009

UNIONDALE, NY - APRIL 12:  Phil Kessel #81 of the Boston Bruins skates against the New York Islanders on April 12, 2009 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. The Bruins won the game 6-2.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Per TSN's Darren Dreger, the Toronto Maple Leafs have reached a deal with the Boston Bruins to acquire young winger, Phil Kessel.

There is still no confirmation on the terms of the trade, but earlier reports involved two first round picks and a second rounder for Kessel.

The Maple Leafs were reported to have interest in the restricted free agent all summer. An initial trade at this year's NHL Entry Draft which included Leafs' defenseman, Thomas Kaberle, fell through.

Over the past month, trade talks heated up involving the Nashville Predators, New York Rangers and, of course, the Maple Leafs.

Kessel finished last season with a career high in goals (36) and assists (24) in 70 games for the Bruins.


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