What was already an active day for the Toronto Maple Leafs was even busier Tuesday when they reacquired defenseman Luke Schenn in a trade with the Vancouver Canucks.

Getting Schenn, whom the Maple Leafs drafted with the No. 5 overall pick back in 2008, meant Toronto parted with a 2023 third-round pick to acquire one of the more sought-after defensive options ahead of the deadline. There are several qualities that made Schenn, who spent his first four NHL seasons with the team that drafted him, so coveted.