A lot of Leaf fans probably could not help but notice that the guy we traded (along with Matt Frattin and a draft pick) in the Jonathan Bernier deal this past summer is, well, doing OK for himself.
This is not to suggest Bernier has not been, so far, everything we could have asked for. He has been, as I’ve posted here many times, a composed, steady presence in the Leaf net, providing excellent goalkeeping.
But Ben Scrivens, albeit in a small sample size, has also done quite nicely to this point in the season with his new club. I looked up his “numbers” today and he has clearly taken advantage of the opportunities he has received in Los Angeles. He has earned three shutouts, has a sterling goals-against average and a save percentage around .955, I believe.
Nonis made a move that seems to be paying off for the Leafs—and may for years to come. But I liked Scrivens in his time with the Leafs. He was a battler, and it’s good to see him have success.