Toronto Maple Leafs Wiretap

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

Feb 3, 2019 1:15 AM

The Sabres have placed forward Remi Elie on waivers, and the Maple Leafs pared their defensive depth by waiving Martin Marincin.

The Sabres announced the move Saturday, while a person familiar with the Maple Leafs' decision told The Associated Press about Marincin.

Marincin becomes the odd man out after Toronto acquired defenseman Jake Muzzin in a trade with Los Angeles on Monday.

Tags: Toronto Maple Leafs, Buffalo Sabres, Misc Rumor, Waiver

Red Wings To Retire Red Kelly's No. 4

Jan 31, 2019 8:35 AM

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

"Amazing, isn't it?" the 91-year-old said. "I fought against having it, but it seemed to work out well in the end. Very well."

The Red Wings are the second team to ensure no one ever wears Kelly's No. 4. The Maple Leafs retired that number on Oct. 13, 2016.

"It's nice that they are doing this on a night both those teams are playing against each other," Kelly said. "All for a number I was reluctant to get."

Mike Zeisberger/NHL

Tags: Detroit Red Wings, Toronto Maple Leafs, Misc Rumor

Maple Leafs Acquire Jake Muzzin From Kings

Jan 30, 2019 9:46 AM

The Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired defenseman Jake Muzzin from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for a first-round pick and two prospects.

The Kings get forward Carl Grundstrom and the rights to unsigned defenseman Sean Durzi in the deal.

Muzzin is signed through next season at a salary cap hit of $4 million.

Associated Press

Tags: Toronto Maple Leafs, Los Angeles Kings, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Leafs Trade Morgan Klimchuk To Sens For Gabriel Gagne

Jan 11, 2019 3:05 PM

The Maple Leafs announced today that the club has acquired forward Gabriel Gagne from Ottawa in exchange for forward Morgan Klimchuk. 

Gagne, 22, has appeared in 33 games with the Belleville Senators (AHL) during the 2018-19 season and has recorded four goals and five assists for nine points. In 142 career AHL games, the Laval, Quebec native has registered 40 points (26 goals, 14 assists) and 62 penalty minutes. Prior to playing in the AHL, Gagne skated in 177 games in the QMJHL split between Victoriaville (143 games) and Shawinigan (34 games), where he recorded 68 goals and 64 assists for 132 points.

Gagne was originally selected by the Senators in the second round (36th overall) of the 2015 NHL Draft.


Press Release

Tags: Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Ducks Acquire Adam Cracknell From Leafs

Dec 11, 2018 2:46 AM

The Ducks announced today that the club has acquired right wing Adam Cracknell from the Maple Leafs in exchange for defenseman Steven Oleksy.

Cracknell, 33, has earned 21-22=43 points with a +4 rating in 208 career NHL games with St. Louis (2010-14), Columbus (2014-15), Vancouver (2015-16), Edmonton (2015-16), Dallas (2016-18) and the New York Rangers (2017-18). 

Oleksy, 32, collected two assists with 36 PIM in 15 AHL games with the San Diego Gulls (AHL) this season. Signed as a free agent on July 1, 2017, Oleksy owns 20-89=109 points in 388 career AHL games. 


Press Release

Tags: Anaheim Ducks, Toronto Maple Leafs, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Maple Leafs, William Nylander Agree To Six-Year Deal

Dec 3, 2018 1:34 AM

Forward William Nylander and the Toronto Maple Leafs ended their contract stalemate with a six-year deal that was made public minutes before Saturday's 5 p.m. ET deadline that would determine his eligibility for this season.

Nylander, 22, was a restricted free agent. His new deal pays him $41.77 million over six seasons and carries an annual average value of $6.9 million against the salary cap.

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Maple Leafs Acquire Morgan Klimchuk From Flames

Nov 28, 2018 2:15 AM

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that the hockey club has acquired forward Morgan Klimchuk from the Calgary Flames in exchange for defenceman Andrew Nielsen. 

Klimchuk, 23, has appeared in 16 games with the Stockton Heat (AHL) during the 2018-19 season and recorded three goals and five assists. He has appeared in one career NHL game, with Calgary, playing 7:25 in his NHL debut on February 19 vs. Boston. In 204 career AHL games, all with the Heat franchise, Klimchuk has registered 100 points (44 goals, 56 assists).

Klimchuk was originally selected by the Flames in the first round (28th overall) of the 2013 NHL Draft.


Press Release

Tags: Toronto Maple Leafs, Calgary Flames, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Auston Matthews Scores 10th Goal In Leafs Sixth Game

Oct 14, 2018 12:41 AM

Maple Leafs star Auston Matthews scored his 10th goal in Toronto's sixth game of the season, thanks to a late-third-period tally Saturday night in a 4-2 win over the Capitals.

Matthews joins Mario Lemieux (11 goals in 1988-89) as the only players in the past 30 years with at least 10 goals in their teams' first six games.

Tags: Toronto Maple Leafs, Washington Capitals, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

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.

Mike Babcock, Auston Matthews Deny Rift
The Maple Leafs lost a seven-game-series to the Bruins in the first round of the playoffs.

Auston Matthews Has Top-Selling Jersey For 2017-18
Maple Leafs star Auston Matthews was fourth in jersey sales in 2016-17.

NHL GMs Consider Change To Goalie Interference Review Process
The league's goalie interference process has become a hot issue at the NHL GM meetings.

Maple Leafs Acquire Tomas Plekanec From Canadiens
The Maple Leafs also acquire forward prospect Kyle Baun from Montreal.

Auston Matthews Dealing With Concussion Symptoms
Leafs star center Auston Matthews practiced for the first time in two weeks on Friday.

Auston Matthews Will Miss Fourth Straight Game
Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews continues to deal with an upper-body injury.

Maple Leafs, Roman Polak Agree To One-Year Deal
Roman Polak scored four goals in 75 regular season games with the Maple Leafs last season.

Maple Leafs Acquire Calvin Pickard From Golden Knights
The Maple Leafs sent Tobias Lindberg and a 2018 sixth-round draft pick to the Golden Knights.

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