James van Riemsdyk

Ex-Kings goalie Jonathan Bernier wins praise in Toronto

Ex-Kings goalie Jonathan Bernier wins praise in Toronto

TORONTO — Goaltender Jonathan Bernier, traded by the Kings to Toronto last summer for goalie Ben Scrivens, winger Matt Frattin and a second-round draft pick, appears to have found a home with the Maple Leafs.

Bernier, who is scheduled to start against the Kings on Wednesday at Air Canada Center, quickly earned his teammates’ respect and support.

“He’s been a great fit here. He’s a great goalie but he’s a better person,” Toronto defenseman Cody Franson said. “He’s a great fit in our room. He’s been a big piece of why we’ve had the success we’ve had.

“He’s played very well and we’re happy to have him.”

The Kings traded Bernier last summer because he was about to...

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