Maple Leafs acquire defenseman Conor Timmins from Coyotes


The Toronto Maple Leafs found their defenseman, acquiring Conor Timmins from the Arizona Coyotes, according to Craig Morgan of PHNX Sports. The team will send minor league forward Curtis Douglas in return. At one point not too long ago, Timmins was one of the brightest young defensive prospects in the game. He was a big part of the trade that sent Darcy Kuemper to the Colorado Avalanche last summer and was supposed to be a key player for Arizona’s rebuild. Injuries have ruined his career so far, with Timmins playing just 105 games since the start of the 2018-19 season. Just two of those have come this year with Arizona before he was sent down on a conditioning stint with the Tucson Roadrunners. As Morgan explains, the team wanted to send him down for a longer period in the AHL, but he would have certainly been claimed on waivers.