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Maple Leafs Trade Patrick Marleau To Hurricanes

Jun 22, 2019 1:16 PM

The Toronto Maple Leafs have freed up valuable salary-cap space by trading veteran forward Patrick Marleau to the Carolina Hurricanes.

The trade was announced shortly before the start of the second round of the NHL draft in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Saturday.

The Maple Leafs acquired a 2020 sixth-round draft pick from Carolina in a deal that saves Toronto $6.25 million in salary-cap space.

Tags: Toronto Maple Leafs, Carolina Hurricanes, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Maple Leafs Not Guaranteed To Match Offer Sheet For Mitch Marner

Jun 21, 2019 3:37 PM

If restricted free-agent forward Mitch Marner plans to sign an offer sheet to set his price tag, there's no guarantee the Maple Leafs will match it, according to GM Kyle Dubas.

Marner, who led the team with 94 points last season, is one of three RFAs whom Dubas is negotiating with, along with forwards Kasperi Kapanen and Andreas Johnsson.

Tags: Toronto Maple Leafs, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Auston Matthews On Cover Of 'NHL 20'

Jun 20, 2019 12:41 PM

Maple Leafs star Auston Matthews will be on the cover of the EA Sports video game "NHL 20."

The 21-year-old forward was named as the featured player Wednesday night at the NHL Awards in Las Vegas.

Tags: Toronto Maple Leafs, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Maple Leafs' Nikita Zaitsev Asks For Trade

May 30, 2019 7:50 PM

Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Nikita Zaitsev has asked for a trade for personal reasons, and the team is willing to oblige him.

TSN first reported the trade request, and Maple Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas confirmed it to

"That will be our goal, to try to find a fresh start for him, for his own personal and private reasons," Dubas said, according to

Tags: Toronto Maple Leafs, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Senators Name D.J. Smith New Coach

May 23, 2019 6:48 PM

The Ottawa Senators named D.J. Smith the team's new coach on Thursday. Smith, who is the 14th coach in the franchise's history, has been an assistant coach with the Toronto Maple Leafs the past four seasons.

Tags: Ottawa Senators, Toronto Maple Leafs, Misc Rumor, Signing

John Tavares To Miss Worlds For Canada

May 11, 2019 9:48 AM

John Tavares will miss the world hockey championships for Team Canada after suffering an oblique injury during practice in Slovakia.

Hockey Canada contacted the Toronto Maple Leafs and it was agreed it was best for Tavares to return to Toronto for further evaluation of his oblique.

"We are disappointed that John will not be able to participate as a member of Team Canada," official Jason Botterill said in a statement. "We know John was excited about the opportunity to wear the Maple Leaf once again, and we were excited to have John as a member of our team and to welcome his many years of NHL and international experience."


Tags: Toronto Maple Leafs, Injury, Misc Rumor

Auston Matthews Has Surgical Hardware Removed

May 3, 2019 11:27 AM

Auston Matthews underwent a procedure to remove hardware from a 2014 surgery.

The Maple Leafs did not give further details on why Matthews required surgery in 2014, but he had a broken femur in 2013.

Matthews is not expected to be limited in his offseason training.


Tags: Toronto Maple Leafs, Injury

NHL Suspends Nazem Kadri For Rest Of First-Round

Apr 16, 2019 9:40 AM

After two serious incidents in consecutive playoff series against the Bruins, the NHL's Department of Player Safety has decided it doesn't want Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri facing the Bruins again this postseason.

The NHL suspended Kadri for the remainder of the first-round series between Toronto and Boston after his cross-check to the face of Bruins winger Jake DeBrusk in Game 2 on Saturday.

Tags: Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins, Misc Rumor, Suspension

Maple Leafs, Auston Matthews Agree To Five-Year, $58.17M Extension

Feb 6, 2019 12:55 AM

Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews has signed one of the most lucrative second contracts in the salary cap era, agreeing to a five-year, $58.17 million extension with the Leafs through the 2023-24 season. Matthews, 21, would have been a restricted free agent this summer.

The average annual value of the contract is $11.634 million.

Tags: Toronto Maple Leafs, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

Contract Talks Between Maple Leafs, Auston Matthews To Pick Up

Feb 4, 2019 9:07 AM

Contract talks between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Auston Matthews on a long-term deal are expected to pick up, according to a report.

"I think it's just letting (Toronto general manager) Kyle (Dubas) and management handle that with my agent, find something that works," the center said. "There's no secret there's a (salary) cap, so it's just trying to find something that works for both sides and obviously helps out with that whole situation. I'll leave it to them and just continue to play hockey and once it's done, it's done and then that will be it and move on."

Matthews is eligible to sign an eight-year contract, but the report claimed a five- or six-year contract is more likely.


Tags: Toronto Maple Leafs, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Sabres Place Remi Elie On Waivers; Leafs Cut Martin Marincin
Martin Maracin became expendable after the Maple Leafs acquired Jake Muzzin from the Kings on Monday.

Red Wings To Retire Red Kelly's No. 4
The Red Wings will retire Red Kelly's No. 4 prior to Friday night's game against the Maple Leafs.

Mike Zeisberger/NHL

Maple Leafs Acquire Jake Muzzin From Kings
The Maple Leafs have acquired Jake Muzzin from the Kings in exchange for a first-round pick and two prospects.

Associated Press

Leafs Trade Morgan Klimchuk To Sens For Gabriel Gagne
Gabriel Gagne has appeared in 33 games with the Belleville Senators of the AHL and has scored four goals.

Press Release

Ducks Acquire Adam Cracknell From Leafs
The Ducks have sent defenseman Steven Oleksy to the Maple Leafs.

Press Release

Maple Leafs, William Nylander Agree To Six-Year Deal
William Nylander's new deal pays him $41.77 million over six NHL seasons.

Maple Leafs Acquire Morgan Klimchuk From Flames
The Maple Leafs have sent Andrew Nielsen to the Flames in exchange for Morgan Klimchuk.

Press Release

Auston Matthews Scores 10th Goal In Leafs Sixth Game
Auston Matthews joins Mario Lemieux as the only players in the past 30 years with at least 10 goals in their teams' first six games.

Austin Matthews Ties NHL Five-Game Goal Record
Austin Matthews has scored nine goals in the Maple Leafs' first five games.

Maple Leafs Send Connor Carrick To Stars For Draft Pick
The Maple Leafs made the deal on Monday, acquiring a conditional draft pick next year.

Tyler Ennis Signs With Maple Leafs
Free-agent Tyler Ennis has signed a one-year, $650,000 deal with the Maple Leafs

Maple Leafs Trade Matt Martin To Islanders
The Islanders receive goalie Eamon McAdam in the deal with the Maple Leafs.

Islanders, Leo Komarov Agree To Four-Year, $12M Deal
Forward Leo Komarov scored seven goals and had 12 assists in 74 games with the Maple Leafs last season.

John Tavares Agrees To Sign With Maple Leafs On Seven-Year Deal
John Tavares has agreed to sign with the Leafs on a seven-year deal.

RealGM Staff Report

James van Riemsdyk To Sign With Flyers
James van Riemsdyk scored a career-high 36 goals in 81 games for the Maple Leafs this past season.

Maple Leafs Sign Connor Carrick To One-Year, $1.3M Deal
Connor Carrick collected a single-season career-high 12 points in 47 games with the Maple Leafs last season.

Press Release

Marlies Win AHL's Calder Cup
The Toronto Marlies beat the Texas Stars by the score of 6-1 in Game 7 on Thursday night to win the Calder Cup.

Maple Leafs, Assistant GM Mark Hunter Mutually Part Ways
Mark Hunter had worked in the Maple Leafs' front office for the past four years.

Maple Leafs Promote Kyle Dubas To GM
Kyle Dubas has served as assistant GM with the Maple Leafs since 2014.

Maple Leafs Will Not Retain Lou Lamoriello As GM
Lou Lamoriello will transition to a senior adviser role with the Maple Leafs.