Jonathan Bernier was offered a pay cut in arbitration and signed a two-year deal worth $8.3 million.
The Maple Leafs reportedly offered Bernier the minimum they could, $2.89 million for one year, after he made $3.4 million last season. Bernier asked for $5.1 million. The sides agreed to the two-year contract before the arbitrator's ruling.
"There's obviously things they say that you don't want to hear, but at the same time I think you grow from those experiences," Bernier told the Maple Leafs website. "I won't be sour about it. I know it's part of the business."