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Leafs Sign Timothy Liljegren To Entry-Level Deal

Jul 12, 2017 6:47 PM

The Maple Leafs announced today that the club has signed defenceman Timothy Liljegren to a three-year entry-level contract. Liljegren, 18, was selected by the Maple Leafs with the 17th overall pick in last month’s NHL Draft.

In 2016-17, the Kristianstad, Sweden native collected five points (one goal, four assists) in 19 games with Rogle BK (SHL), one assist in five games with Timra IK (Allsvenskan) and seven points (five goals, two assists) in 12 games with Rogle BK J20 (SuperElit).

Liljegren participated in the team’s development camp at MasterCard Centre in Toronto this week.

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Leafs Sign Zach Hyman To Four-Year, $10M Extension

Jul 6, 2017 1:16 AM

Zach Hyman signed a $10 million, four-year contract extension with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday.

The 25-year-old forward was set to become an unrestricted free agent after the upcoming season.

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Patrick Marleau Joins Maple Leafs

Jul 2, 2017 9:38 PM

After 19 seasons in San Jose, Patrick Marleau, the Sharks' career leading goal scorer signed an $18.75 million, three-year contract with the Maple Leafs on Sunday in hopes of winning the Stanley Cup that has eluded him for so long.

"I think I've worn out a few carpets pacing around the house trying to make this decision over the last couple of days,'' Marleau said. "I'm extremely excited and happy to be a part of the Maple Leafs organization. It's definitely an honor to be able to call myself a Maple Leaf.''

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Maple Leafs Sign Ron Hainsey To Two-Year Deal

Jul 1, 2017 1:29 PM

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that the club has signed free agent defenceman Ron Hainsey to a two-year contract with an average annual value of $3 million in each season.

Hainsey, 36, split last season between the Carolina Hurricanes and Pittsburgh Penguins, collecting 17 points (four goals, 13 assists) in 72 regular season games and eight points (two goals, six assists) in 25 playoff games while helping Pittsburgh capture a Stanley Cup championship. 

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Teemu Selanne, Mark Recchi Headline 2017 HOF Class

Jun 27, 2017 1:46 AM

On his first shot at the Hockey Hall of Fame, Teemu Selanne has scored, which is not surprising for someone who tallied 684 NHL goals.

The 46-year-old headlined the class announced Monday. Joining the 10-time All-Star in Toronto are Selanne's longtime teammate Paul Kariya, Dave Andreychuk, Mark Recchi, Danielle Goyette and, in the builders category, Clare Drake and Jeremy Jacobs.

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Capitals To Play Leafs In Outdoor Game At Naval Academy

May 28, 2017 10:31 AM

The Washington Capitals will play the Toronto Maple Leafs during the 17-18 season at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

It's the first game at a service academy though the NHL has preliminary plans to host games at West Point and the Air Force Academy.

This is the third outdoor game for the Capitals and Maple Leafs and the first in the Washington area since the 2015 Winter Classic downtown at Nationals Park.

Capitals-Maple Leafs at the Naval Academy will be one of at least three outdoor games next season. The Ottawa Senators will host the Montreal Canadiens in the Heritage Classic on Dec. 19, and the New York Rangers and Buffalo Sabres will play in the Winter Classic on Jan. 1 at Citi Field in New York.

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Leafs Sign Nikita Zaltsev To Seven-Year, $31.5M Deal

May 2, 2017 5:54 PM

The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed defenseman Nikita Zaitsev to a seven-year contract extension.

The deal, announced Tuesday, is for $4.5 million per season and extends through the 2023-24 season.

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Auston Matthews Scores U.S. Rookie Record 39th Goal

Apr 4, 2017 1:19 AM

Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews scored his 39th goal of the season to set the record for goals by an American-born rookie.

Matthews set the mark by scoring 5:01 into the first period to put Toronto up 2-0 over the Sabres en route to a 4-2 victory Monday.

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Leafs' Matthews Scores Franchise Rookie Record 35th Goal

Mar 29, 2017 1:21 AM

Wendel Clark knew his record might be in jeopardy a little more than 20 minutes into Auston Matthews's first game with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Matthews became the first player in NHL history to score four goals in a debut that October night against Ottawa and on Tuesday broke Clark's 31-year-old franchise rookie record with his 35th goal this season -- the opening goal in the Leafs' 3-2 win over Florida.

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Leafs Acquire Fehr, Olesky, Draft Pick From Pens For Corrado

Mar 2, 2017 2:21 PM

The Maple Leafs announced on Wednesday that the club has acquired forward Eric Fehr, defenceman Steven Oleksy and a fourth-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft from the Penguins in exchange for defenceman Frank Corrado.

Fehr, 31, has appeared in 52 games with the Penguins in 2016-17, registering 11 points (six goals, five assists) and 14 penalty minutes. Fehr captured the Stanley Cup in 2016 as a member of the Penguins.

Oleksy, 31, has appeared in 11 games with the Penguins this season, recording one assist and 24 penalty minutes. Oleksy has appeared in 73 career NHL games between Washington and Pittsburgh, registering 20 points (three goals, 17 assists).

Corrado, 23, appeared in two games with the Maple Leafs this season. The Toronto native has also skated in 18 games for the Toronto Marlies (AHL), registering 12 points (1 goal, 11 assists) in 18 games.

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Leafs Trade Froese, Draft Pick To Lightning For Brian Boyle
Brian Boyle has skated in 54 games with the Lightning this season, scoring 13 goals.

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Leafs Acquire Sergey Kalinin From Devils
The Maple Leafs trade Viktor Loov to the Devils in exchange for Sergey Kalinin.

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Leafs Claim Curtis McElhinney Off Waivers From Jackets
The Leafs claimed the veteran backup goalie on Tuesday from the Blue Jackets.

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Leafs Trade Jhonas Enroth To Ducks For 2018 Draft Pick
Goaltender Jhonas Enroth has split his time this season between the Leafs and the AHL Marlies.

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Coyotes Send 2018 Pick To Leafs For Peter Holland
Peter Holland has scored 30 goals in 203 NHL games with the Maple Leafs and Ducks.

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Leafs' Auston Matthews Scores Four Goals In NHL Debut
The Senators defeated the Maple Leafs in the NHL season opener 5-4 in overtime.

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Frederik Andersen Out 1-2 Weeks With Injured Shoulder
Frederik Andersen signed a five-year, $25 million contract with the Leafs after being acquired from the Ducks in June.

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Maple Leafs Sign Goaltender Jhonas Enroth To One-Year Deal
Jhonas Enoth posted a 7-5-1 record in 16 games with the Kings last season.

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Leafs Name Mark Hunter Assistant GM
Mark Hunter will oversee the the Maple Leafs' pro scouting, amateur scouting, and player evaluation departments.

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Agent: Jimmy Vesey Meets With Seven Teams
NHL prospect Jimmy Vesey is the reigning winner of the Hobey Baker Award, given to the top men's college hockey player.

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Ryan O'Bryne Is Going Back To College
Ryan O'Bryne, 32, played in more than 300 games in the NHL, the last eight with the Maple Leafs.

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Leafs Sign Martin Marincin To Two-Year Deal
Martin Marincin scored one goal and had six assists in 65 games with the Maple Leafs last season.

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Maple Leafs Sign Frank Corrado To One-Year Deal
Frank Corrado scored one goal and had five assists in 39 games in his first season with the Leafs.

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Leafs Sign No. 1 Overall Pick Auston Matthews
The Maple Leafs signed Auston Matthews to a three-year, entry-level deal on Thursday.

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Leafs Trade Jonathan Bernier To Ducks For 2017 Draft Pick
Jonathan Bernier played in 38 games for the Maple Leafs during the 2015-16 season.

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Maple Leafs Sign Roman Polak To One-Year Deal
Roman Polak split last season between skating for the Maple Leafs and Sharks.

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Leafs Select Auston Matthews With Top Pick
Auston Matthews is the first player selected first overall born in the United States since Patrick Kane in 2007.

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Maple Leafs Acquire Frederik Andersen From Ducks For Two Draft Picks
Goaltender Frederik Andersen posted a 22-9-7 record last season for the Ducks.

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Leafs Sign Nikita Zaltsev To One-Year Deal
Defenseman Nikita Zaltsev scored eight goals in 46 regular season games with CSKA Moscow of the KHL this past season.

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Leafs Win NHL Draft Lottery
Auston Matthews is expected to be the top pick.

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