Leafs and `Canes Deal 1/1/14
RALEIGH, N.C. - The Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired veteran defenseman Tim Gleason from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for defenseman John-Michael Liles. The Hurricanes also received the rights to defenseman Dennis Robertson.
The 30-year-old Gleason was the Hurricanes' most physical forward and one of the longest-tenured players on the team. Only captain Eric Staal and 2006 Conn Smythe Trophy-winning goalie Cam Ward have been with the franchise longer.