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Leafs acquire Kapanen, Harrington from Pens

The Toronto Maple Leafs, parent club of the AHL’s Toronto Marlies, have acquired forwards Kasperi Kapanen and Nick Spaling, defenseman Scott Harrington, a first-round draft pick in 2016 and a third-round draft pick in 2016 from the Pittsburgh Penguins, parent club of the AHL’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, in exchange for forwards Phil Kessel and Tyler Biggs, defenseman Tim Erixon, and a second-round draft pick in 2016 (previously acquired by Toronto from Pittsburgh on February 25, 2015).

Kapanen, 18, was selected by Pittsburgh in the first round (22nd overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. The native of Kuopio, Finland, registered 39 points (22 goals, 17 assists) in 101 games over three seasons with Kalpa of the Finnish League.

Kapanen joined Wilkes-Barre/Scranton late in the 2014-15 season and notched one goal and one assist in four regular-season games, and three goals and two assists in seven Calder Cup Playoff games this past spring.

Harrington, 22, played in 10 NHL games with Pittsburgh and 48 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in 2014-15. In 124 career AHL games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, the Kingston, Ont., native has registered 36 points (seven goals, 29 assists) and 75 penalty minutes.

Harrington was selected by Pittsburgh in the second round (54th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

Biggs, 22, recorded two goals and three assists in 47 AHL games with the Toronto Marlies in 2014-15. A first-round pick (22nd overall) by the Maple Leafs in 2011, Biggs has totaled 10 goals and five assists in 108 career AHL contests.