Looking at the performances of Roni Hirvonen, Topi Niemelä, and Matthew Knies at the WJSS. Over the past week, ending on Saturday, the Americans hosted Sweden and Finland for a small World Junior Summer Showcase tournament.
As reported by CapFriendly, young offensive defenseman Brennan Menell signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs yesterday. Menell’s contract calls for him to earn $750,000 if he plays in the NHL or $400,000 if he plays with the AHL’s Toronto Marlies.
As every Toronto Maple Leafs’ fan knows, the last five seasons have been frustrating. It’s been regular-season success and playoff failure. The Maple Leafs haven’t been able to move past the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs for 17 seasons.
The Maple Leafs have seemingly capped off their bargain free agent signings with the most notable name and highest-price forward signing of the bunch so far, bringing in Nick Ritchie on a two-year, $2.5 million AAV contract.
After signing with the Maple Leafs on a two-year deal, Nick Ritchie discussed the decision to come home to Toronto. How long has this been in the works, and what was the allure in coming home to Toronto?
A good Kase of buying low. The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed right winger Ondřej Kaše to a one-year contract worth $1.25 million. Kase, 25, was injured for the vast majority of last season, only spending six games with the Boston Bruins.
Day 1 of free agency for the Toronto Maple Leafs left their fans in a pool of mixed emotions. The biggest signing of the day for the team was goaltender Petr Mrazek, who was inked to a three-year contract to complete the club’s goaltending tandem with Jack Campbell.
They also make the Mike Amadio signing official. The Maple Leafs have signed Brett Seney to a one-year, two-way contract for $750,000 in NHL salary. The also confirmed the Mike Amadio deal is the same.
Playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs can be an overwhelming experience. When you combine playing in one of the biggest hockey markets, with one of the biggest fanbases in the league, and on a team that hasn’t won the Stanley Cup in over 50 years, you’re bound to have your every move analyzed and often criticized.
The names are slowly coming out. This morning two more names were added to the Toronto Maple Leafs development camp roster. As Katya mentions in the below article, the assumption is these invites refer to the Traverse City tournament, as there has been no announcements from the Maple Leafs regarding the usual post-draft camp.
There are a lot of deals yet to be made. The Maple Leafs very obviously need to find a couple of meaningful forwards to add to their roster. They can promote Alexander Kerfoot from third-line centre to wing in the top six and then they really only need one important player, although some more options lower down the lineup would be nice.
General Manager Ken Holland’s most important summer will see a big addition to the top-six forward group. Moments after free agency opened on Wednesday, the Oilers inked F Zach Hyman to a seven-year, $38,500,000 contract.
In this post, I’m joining with long-time Toronto Maple Leafs’ fan Stan Smith to compare the regular-season play for the seven defensemen who suited up for the Maple Leafs during the 2020-21 regular season.