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San Jose, Toronto exchange forwards

San Jose Sharks General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has acquired goaltender James Reimer (RIGH-muhr) and forward Jeremy Morin (moh-REHN) from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for goaltender Alex Stalock, forward Ben Smith and a conditional 2018 fourth round draft selection.  

 

Morin, 24, is currently playing with the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League, where in 41 games between Toronto and Rockford, he has scored 28 points (11 goals, 17 assists), along with 32 penalty minutes and a +7 rating.

 

In 82 NHL games with Chicago and Columbus, Morin has posted 22 points (10 goals, 12 assists) along with 69 penalty minutes and a +8 rating.

 

He was originally selected by Atlanta in the second round (45th overall) of the 2009 NHL Draft and played under Sharks Assistant Coach Steve Spott in Kitchener (OHL).

 

Stalock appeared in 62 games with San Jose over five seasons, posting a 24-19-7 record, a 2.37 goals-against average and a .911 save percentage. Stalock also appeared in 142 games with the Worcester Sharks fo the AHL over four seasons. While with Worcester, the then AHL afflilate of San Jose, Stalock was selected to the AHL All-Rookie Team and to the 2010 AHL All-Star Game.

 

Smith was acquired by San Jose last season from Chicago and played in 25 games with San Jose, adding five points (two goals, three assists). Smith has 10 points (8-2-10) in 14 games played with the San Jose Barracuda of the AHL.

 

“Alex and Ben have both been important members of our team on the ice but even more importantly, they are both tremendous teammates and first-class individuals,” said Wilson. “They will be missed and we want to thank them for everything they have given to the San Jose Sharks organization and our fans.