As expected, the Los Angeles Kings have traded away Jonathan Quick‘s back up Jonathan Bernier. Bernier had been a popular topic of discussion the last few weeks. Philadelphia, Toronto, and Minnesota were all possible landing spots for the goalie.
Bernier’s playing time has been limited so far in his career, and it’s easy to see why when your team’s starting goaltender is Jonathan Quick. Bernier has a career record of 29-20-6 with a save percentage of .912% and a goals against average of 2.36. Bernier is coming off of his best season this last year going 9-3 with a goals against average of 1.87.
Bernier will definitely benefit the Leafs. Current Leafs goaltender James Reimer has shown progression, but the organization must not be seeing exactly what they want out of a starting goalie.
I believe the Leafs got a good deal here, and the Kings are just getting rid of a player that is going to walk next season either way. Both teams are winners in the deal right now and I think it benefits both clubs. Good trade, what do you think though? Is the price too high? Or is the price too low for Bernier? Or is it just right?