Toronto Maple Leafs forward Ilya Mikheyev asked for a trade at the conclusion of the 2020-21 season, multiple sources told Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman.

The club made it clear they do not want to accommodate the request and have told Mikheyev they consider him a key part of the team moving forward, Friedman adds.

The 26-year-old put together an impressive rookie campaign in 2019-20, racking up eight goals and 15 assists in 39 games.