Toronto Maple Leafs linked to Sharks defenseman Mario Ferraro in trade rumor

Graham Montgomery
June 11, 2024  (6:59 PM)

San Jose Sharks defenseman Mario Ferraro as a guest on 32 thoughts
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According to multiple sources, the San Jose Sharks are shopping defenseman Mario Ferraro and one of the teams interested in him is the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Ferraro was in trade rumors during the season as the Sharks sold off assets ahead of the trade deadline. They ultimately did not move the 25-year-old, but several teams were linked to him at times throughout the season, including the Maple Leafs. Now, Sharks general manager Mike Grier is reportedly working the phones on Ferraro again.
According to reports, #SJSharks No. 1 d-man Mario Ferraro is starting to pop up in trade chatter again. Read more on @TheHockeyNews.⤵️
Brad Treliving appears to be one of the people on the other end of the line as both David Pagnotta and Elliotte Friedman have reported that Brad Treliving is actively expressing interest in the young Sharks blueliner. Furthermore, he is also reportedly interested in center Luke Kunin, another player Treliving was linked to last season.
The Leafs are among the teams believed to have a strong interest in Mario Ferraro, with their interest dating back to the middle of the season. The Leafs had their eyes on Ferraro and Sharks forward Luke Kunin during the season, and it's possible that Brad Treliving will circle back on both this offseason. But given the competition, he might need to move quickly.
The Leafs will have competition for Ferraro though. According to David Pagnotta, the Calgary Flames are another team that is interested in the Toronto native.
Pagnotta says the Flames are one of the teams believed to have interest in Mario Ferraro, adds that they haven't yet tabled a contract offer for Oliver Kylington.
Ferraro is coming off a career year in terms of offense last season, putting up 3 goals and 21 points in 78 games. He was also a -38, but that can be excused as he played top-pair minutes on the worst team in the NHL. As a 25-year-old with two years left on a team-friendly deal, he won't come cheap, so it will be very interesting to see what the return looks like if and when the Sharks trade him.