TORONTO - Brian Burke has pulled off his first deal as the Toronto Maple Leafs president and general manager.

added some toughness to his roster Wednesday, acquiring rugged veteran
forward Brad May from the Anaheim Ducks for a conditional 2010
sixth-round draft pick.

“Brad will provide character, toughness,
and he is a proven winner,” Burke said in a statement. “We look forward
to the veteran leadership that he will give our team.”


May, 37,
was a member of Anaheim's 2007 Stanley Cup-winning squad, which
featured Burke as the team's GM. May played in 20 games this season
with the Ducks, registering five assists with 28 penalty minutes.

has appeared in 963 career NHL games with Buffalo, Vancouver, Phoenix,
Colorado and Anaheim. He has amassed 2,121 penalty minutes as well as
285 points (126 goals, 159 assists).