Leafs Rumors: Toronto Tried To Sign Free Agent Defenseman

The Toronto Maple Leafs recently made a concerted effort to bolster their defensive lineup by pursuing defenseman Matt Dumba, according to Elliotte Friedman.

Recognizing the left-heavy composition of their blue line, the Leafs identified the need for a right-handed defenseman and set their sights on Dumba.

This past season, the 28-year-old recorded four goals and 14 points across 79 games played with the Minnesota Wild, his worst point total over his 10-year career.

The interest in Dumba showcased the Leafs' commitment to strengthening their defensive core and creating a more well-rounded lineup.

By targeting Dumba, a right-shot defenseman, they aimed to bring greater balance to their blue line and enhance their overall defensive capabilities.

The Leafs also added defenseman John Klingberg recently, addressing their defensive needs.

Dumba's spent his entire career with the Minnesota Wild and, recently, the Arizona Coyotes have been heavily pursuing him. Photo Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports