Toronto Maple Leafs pursuing trade for Sharks defenseman Mario Ferraro

Graham Montgomery
June 11, 2024  (11:03 PM)

San Jose Sharks defenseman Mario Ferraro addressing the media at his end-of-season exit interview
Photo credit: San Jose Sharks

The Toronto Maple Leafs are reportedly eyeing two players in the San Jose Sharks including 25-year-old defenseman Mario Ferraro.

Ferraro was involved in trade rumors off and on throughout the season as the Sharks figured to be sellers at the trade deadline. They ultimately did end up trading away many of their high-value players headlined by Anthony Duclair and Tomas Hertl. However, Grier never pulled the trigger on a Ferraro deal, so the blueliner stayed with team teal for the remainder of the regular season. As did centerman Luke Kunin, who also had drawn some attention in trade rumors this season. Now, Brad Treliving may look to acquire both players in a blockbuster deal.
"The Leafs had their eyes on Mario Ferraro and Luke Kunin during the season. The Leafs may circle back on both but the asking price for Ferraro is steep while the Sharks are currently beginning contract talks with Kunin" -David Pagnotta

That being said, Treliving may have a hard time getting a deal to work with Mike Grier. The asking price for Ferraro alone is reportedly set at a 1st round draft pick, a top prospect, and perhaps even a third, 'high-value' asset. That is a lot to pay for a defenseman who set a career high with 21 points this season.
"Like before, Ferraro's reported trade rumors are very high. Pagnotta imagines Ferraro's return could be a first-round pick and a top prospect. He also imagines that it may be another "high asset."

Where Ferraro gains his value is in his age. At just 25 years old, he is just entering his prime. Furthermore, he is on a very manageable contract that comes with just a 3.25 million dollar cap hit over the course of the next two seasons. It is not often players of Ferraro's age and contract status become available on the trade market.
Source: BladeofSteel
Sharks reportedly seeking massive haul for defenceman Mario Ferraro
11 JUIN   |   171 ANSWERS
Toronto Maple Leafs pursuing trade for Sharks defenseman Mario Ferraro

Would you like to see the Toronto Maple Leafs trade for San Jose Sharks defenseman Mario Ferraro?

Yes2917 %
Yes, but not for what the price is7443.3 %
No6839.8 %
Latest 10 stories