The Washington Capitals traded Peter Zezel and defenseman Rob Rouse to the the Toronto Maple Leafs for defenseman Al Iafrate.

Iafrate, who made the All-Star game last season and finished with 21 goals and 42 assists, had just three goals and 15 assists in 42 games with the Leafs this season. Zezel scored seven goals and 12 points in 20 games with Washington. Rouse had five goals and 20 assists.