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TORONTO — The Maple Leafs and star forward Phil Kessel have agreed to terms on a $64 million, eight-year contract extension.
The deal was signed just hours before the Maple Leafs’ opener in Montreal on Tuesday night. Kessel had one season left on his previous deal at $5.4 million.
“I’ll be on the hook for some team dinners here or there, but I don’t mind,” Kessel said at a news conference in Montreal on Tuesday. ” This is the place I want to play. I want to finish my career here. It’s a great city, the organization’s unbelievable, and I’m really excited to continue here.”
The two-time All-Star, who will turn 26 on Wednesday, was drafted by the Bruins with the fifth overall pick in the 2006 NHL entry draft. His new deal includes a limited no-trade clause.
He was dealt to Toronto four years ago for two first-round picks and a second-round selection. The Bruins used the picks to draft Tyler Seguin, Dougie Hamilton and Jared Knight.
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The Maple Leafs and star forward Phil Kessel have agreed to terms on a $64-million, eight-year contract extension.
The deal was signed just hours before the Maple Leafs' opener in Montreal on Tuesday night. Kessel had one season left on his previous deal at $5.4 million.
Maple Leafs general manager Dave Nonis says Toronto is happy that Kessel ''will be a part of our...
Phil Kessel's future in Toronto was secured on Tuesday.
The 25-year-old winger officially signed an eight-year contract extension with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The deal is believed to be worth an average annual value of $8 million and is believed to include a limited no-trade clause.
Talks are believed to have intensified this weekend between the two sides in hopes of getting...
Phil Kessel’s wish may still come true.
Sportsnet.ca has learned that negotiations on a contract extension between the star winger’s agent and the Toronto Maple Leafs were taking place ahead of Tuesday’s regular season opener in Montreal.
With the player unwilling to engage in talks once the schedule is underway the sides held discussions to see if a last-minute deal could...
The Toronto Maple Leafs know a great Jedi when they see one and they weren’t about to allow their most talented lightsaber dueler walk away. I mean, could you let a man with such obvious talent leave your organization? I didn’t think so.
The deal is reportedly for eight years and will pay him a total of $64 million. If that’s the case then it would mean that his yearly salary...
Phil Kessel's desire to get a new deal done with the Toronto Maple Leafs before the start of the regular season appears to have the two sides close to reaching a deal on a long term contract extension.
According to Sportsnet.ca's Chris Johnston, discussions between the wingerâs representatives and the Leafs have heated up in recent days and could reach a conclusion...
Well, my scheduled post was little out of date. So, the Leafs have re-signed their prized forward to a fat 8-year deal worth $ 8 million a year. Also, a no trade clause in his contract.
MHL.COM -- The Toronto Maple Leafs are expected to announce Tuesday a new contract for star scorer Phil Kessel, according to TSN's Darren Dreger.
The reported eight-year contract, which...
It appears that Phil Kessel’s is on the verge of signing an 8 year, $8M/yr contract with the Leafs so this is a good time to compare this contract to a couple other elite wingers who have signed contracts in the past year or so. Corey Perry and Zach Parise. I have also chosen to [...]The post Phil Kessel and his contract comparables appeared first on HockeyAnalysis.com.
The Toronto Maple Leafs made headlines today, signing star right winger Phil Kessel to a $64 million – 8 year contract extension. The deal ensures the Leafs right side is set over the next several seasons, as Phil joins recent…Read more →The post Phil Kessel Re-Signs With Toronto Maple Leafs appeared first on The Hockey Daily.
#TMLtalk photo: Kessel actually signing the contract #KesselSigned pic.twitter.com/PF28wkWc5S
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It's official: #Leafs sign Phil Kessel to an eight-year, $64 million contract, with a no-movement and limited NTC.
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If rumors out of Toronto are accurate, Phil Kessel is in line for a big-time payday.
Multiple members of the hockey media, including TSN’s Bob McKenzie and Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston, reported Monday night that Kessel and the Maple Leafs are working on a contract extension that will keep the veteran winger in Toronto for the foreseeable future.
The deal, which has not yet been...
Phil Kessel is expected to sign an 8-year extension with the Leafs today. (AP)
While the finishing touches are still being worked out, all signs are pointing to Toronto winger Phil Kessel signing a new contract extension today with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Reports from Yahoo! Sports’ Nick Cotsonika, TSN’s Bob McKenzie, and ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun all indicate that Kessel’s contract...
The Toronto Maple Leafs have locked up their best player for a very long time as the organization announced today that they and star forward Phil Kessel have reached an agreement on an 8-year, $64 million contract extension. A bit of background on Kessel: he was born in Madison, Wisconsin and will be turning 26 on October 2nd (so, tomorrow). [...]
Claude Giroux and the Flyers face Phil Kessel and the Leafs in their season opener on Wednesday night.
It is nearly time to drop the puck on the 2013-14 NHL
season. The Flyers return with plenty of new faces and a familiar core as well.
The Flyers had to battle through a tumultuous preseason that
saw them go 1-5-1. That included a win and loss to the first opponent of the
Dave Bolland scored twice and Phil Kessel added a goal to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs to 3-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night.
The Maple Leafs are off to a 2-0 start and spoiled Philadelphia's season opener one night after ruining Montreal's. Jonathan Bernier stopped 31 shots for the Maple Leafs.
Toronto acquired Bolland and Bernier in the offseason...