The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that the hockey club has acquired forward Antti Suomela from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for forward Alexander Barabanov.
Suomela, 27, has skated in four games for the Sharks this season. He has also appeared in 10 games with the San Jose Barracuda (AHL), recording a goal and five assists. Prior to the beginning of the 2020-21 NHL season, the Espoo, Finland native skated in 10 games for HIFK (Liiga) and registered two goals and three assists. In 51 career NHL games, Suomela has collected 15 points (four goals, 11 assists). He has 35 points (12 goals, 23 assists) in 71 career AHL games, all with San Jose, adding one assist in two Calder Cup playoff games.
Suomela was originally signed by the Sharks to an entry level contract on June 6, 2018.