Just a couple of hours after speculation really started to grow regarding Toronto Maple Leafs forward Matt Martin, it's now official... he's gone.
The Leafs announced on Twitter that they've traded Martin to his old stomping grounds in New York and the Islanders will send back goalie Eamon McAdam.
While Martin had no problem gaining respect and popularity in the Leafs locker room, his popularity with head coach Mike Babcock plummeted this past season as he only played in 50 games.
It's an interesting move by the Leafs as now many fans will point out there's nobody really out there to protect Auston Matthews, John Tavares, Mitch Marner and pretty much the whole roster.
More details to come.
The @MapleLeafs have acquired goaltender Eamon McAdam from the New York Islanders in exchange for forward Matt Martin. #TMLtalk
— Leafs PR (@LeafsPR) July 3, 2018