Report: Leafs won’t send 2015 pick to Wings for Babcock

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When the Toronto Maple Leafs hired Mike Babcock as their new head coach, part of the deal included the Leafs sending a third-round draft pick to the Detroit Red Wings as compensation.

According to Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press, the Wings have been informed that the Leafs will not be sending their 2015 third round pick to Detroit.

Toronto now has the option of sending a third-round pick in 2016 or 2017.

The Leafs hold the 65th selection at the 2015 NHL Draft which goes June 26-27 in Florida.

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