Leafs sign Gardiner to five-year extension

Hockey Central insider Chris Johnston reports on the deal between the Toronto Maple Leafs and defenceman Jake Gardiner.

TORONTO — Jake Gardiner and the Maple Leafs have agreed to deal that will keep the restricted-free-agent defenceman in Toronto for the long haul.

The 24-year-old will make US$20.25 million over the course of the five-year contract, a cap hit of $4.05 million, the Leafs confirmed Tuesday.

Gardiner had 10 goals and 21 assists in 80 games this past season.

Gardiner, drafted 17th overall by Anaheim in 2008, made his NHL debut with Toronto in 2011.

The six-foot-two, 184-pounder has 17 goals and 48 assists in 167 games.

July 29, 2014

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Jake Gardiner
Defence
AGE: 25
LENGTH:
5 Years
CONTRACT TYPE:
Contract Extension
SALARY CAP HIT:
N/A
TOTAL:
$20.25 million