Player News - Maple Leafs

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Frank Corrado has signed a one-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs worth $600,000.

By reaching a new deal the two sides avoid going to a scheduled arbitration hearing set for Tuesday. Corrado suited up in 39 games during his first season with Toronto and spent most of the time as a healthy scratch.
Jul 25 - 3:06 PM

Peter Holland has signed a one-year, $1.3 million deal with Toronto.

He tallied nine goals and 27 points in 65 games with the Leafs last season. Holland is projected to be a fourth-line player if he plays at the NHL level in 2016-17.
Jul 25 - 11:09 AM

Frank Corrado has requested a $900,000 salary for 2016-17.

The Toronto Maple Leafs are countering with a two-way contract that would pay him $625,000 at the NHL level or $150,000 in the minors. Alternatively, they've also submitted a one-way contract with a value of $575,000. Corrado's arbitration hearing is scheduled for July 26.
Jul 24 - 8:08 PM

Connor Carrick has inked a two-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Carrick had two goals and four points in 18 games with Toronto and the Washington Capitals last season. He also recorded 11 goals and 29 points in 52 AHL contests.
Jul 24 - 9:39 AM

Peter Holland has requested a salary of $2.1 million.

Toronto has countered at $900,000. Holland had nine goals and 27 points in 65 contests last season while averaging 14:40 minutes per game. Keep in mind that while $2.1 million seems high for Holland, it's a negotiating point rather than what he likely expects to get. That said, Toronto strengthened its negotiating position by putting him on waivers. Every other team passed on the opportunity to claim him. His arbitration hearing is scheduled for July 25.
Jul 23 - 8:12 PM

Peter Holland went unclaimed on waivers.

That should help the Maple Leafs build their case for a reduced salary for Holland. After all, every other team in the league just had the opportunity to take him and no one stepped up to do so.
Jul 23 - 3:08 PM

Ryan O'Byrne has decided to hang up his skates and return to Cornell University so that he can complete his degree.

O'Byrne spent three seasons playing NCAA hockey for Cornell before turning pro. The defenseman went on to record five goals, 39 points, and 369 penalty minutes in 308 career NHL games with the Montreal Canadiens, Colorado Avalanche, and Toronto Maple Leafs. His last NHL season was 2012-13. Since then he's had stints in the KHL, Swiss league, and Sweden.
Jul 23 - 5:05 AM

Peter Holland has been placed on waivers.

The Toronto Maple Leafs are likely sending a message ahead of Holland's July 25th arbitration hearing. If he clears waivers then it will help the Leafs make the case for him to get a lesser contract during that process.
Jul 22 - 1:18 PM

Maple Leafs GM Lou Lamoriello spoke in support of Auston Matthews getting the maximum possible entry-level contract.

Matthews signed on Thursday, ending the speculation that there might be an issue stemming from Lamoriello's reported dislike of performance bonuses on entry-level contracts. "He’s earned this," Lamoriello said. "He deserves what he’s getting, deserves the max that could be given. A lot of (negative) assumptions were made ... there was no deceit involved." For Matthews' part, he said he was never concerned and there was never a timetable they were working under.
Source: Toronto Sun
Jul 22 - 4:56 AM

Josh Leivo has agreed to a two-year extension with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Leivo had five goals in 12 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs last season. He also had 17 goals and 48 points in 51 AHL contests.
Jul 21 - 6:58 PM

Auston Matthews will reportedly get the maximum performance bonuses possible within the scope of an entry-level contract.

That's typical of a first overall selection and the only reason why it's newsworthy at all is because there were reports suggesting that GM Lou Lamoriello was against performance bonuses to the point where he might attempt to deny Matthews of them. At the end of the day, it seems Matthews got the same contract he likely would have received from any other club in the NHL if they were fortunate enough to draft him. What happens beyond this point will be determined by his performance in the NHL, but if he develops as anticipated, he'll eventually be in line for far more lucrative contracts.
Jul 21 - 1:38 PM

The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed Auston Matthews to a three-year, entry-level contract.

The financial terms of the agreement weren't immediately known. Typically the financial terms of an entry-level contract aren't that interesting anyways, but this is an exception as there was talk that GM Lou Lamoriello might attempt to deny Matthews performance bonuses. We would be surprised if Matthews agreed to a contract with no or minimal performance bonuses, but eventually we know either way. Regardless of the terms of the deal, Toronto and Matthews have taken the first step towards what could be a superb NHL career. Temper your expectations for Matthews as a rookie, especially seeing as the Leafs might limit his playing time initially, but there's no question that he has tremendous upside.
Jul 21 - 1:33 PM

Garret Sparks' recently signed contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs is worth $575,000 annually at the NHL level.

Sparks agreed to a two-way deal that will alternatively pay him $100,000 in the minors. Regardless of what combination of the NHL and AHL he plays in though, he's been guaranteed a minimum salary of $150,000.
Jul 17 - 5:09 PM

Garret Sparks has agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Sparks had a 3.02 GAA and .893 save percentage in 17 games with Toronto in 2015-16. He's currently positioned to be the Maple Leafs' backup goaltender next season, but it wouldn't be surprising to see Toronto add a veteran netminder to take that role instead.
Jul 15 - 8:37 PM

Mitch Marner had four points in the Maple Leafs' two scrimmages during their development camp.

Obviously it's a long road between success at development camp and making the Maple Leafs' opening game roster, but Marner will be one of the players to watch during their training camp. He had 39 goals, 116 points, and 68 penalty minutes in 57 OHL contests last season. "He has a path set up for himself," Leafs coach Mike Babcock said. "He’s worked hard, he has to continue to work hard. It’s a big summer for him, We expect him to get stronger as he can possibly be within the (current 163-pound frame) that God gave him, come to camp and be who he is."
Source: Toronto Sun
Jul 12 - 9:51 AM


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