BU defenseman Cade Webber
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Maple Leafs sign Boston University prospect Cade Webber

Published April 13, 2024 at 9:40

The Toronto Maple Leafs have gone ahead and secured one of their prospects as they have signed Boston University defenseman Cade Webber to a two-year deal. Webber was participating in the frozen 4 to which his team Boston University was eliminated yesterday against Denver.

He was drafted in 2019 by the Carolina Hurricanes and was acquired by the Maple Leafs in this year's March trade deadline in exchange for a 2026 sixth round choice.

The 23 year old stands at six foot six 194 lbs and appears to be more of a shutdown stay at home defenseman which is a quality the Maple Leafs sorely lack since the loss of Jake Muzzin. Over the past 38 games this year, he has mustered no goals with six assists but a + 15 with 30 penalty minutes.

It's not uncommon the Toronto Maple Leafs look at the NCAA for prospects and over the past few years, the Leafs have been trading away many of their draft picks as they're trying to win now. It's quite likely that general manager Brad Treliving will continue to go down this road as NHL teams are looking to the NCAA for talent.

Webber will be joining the Maple Leafs on Sunday as they complete their season in Florida with two games one in Tampa and the other with the Florida Panthers.

Source: Hockey Patrol - Toronto Maple Leafs sign prospect Cade Webber to a two-year contract
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