Leo Komarov joins Islanders on four-year contract

Toronto Maple Leafs centre Leo Komarov (47) misses a shot on Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask (40). (Cole Burston/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

The New York Islanders have signed Leo Komarov to a four-year deal worth $12 million.

The 31-year-old centreman brings with him 327 NHL games worth of experience, all with the Toronto Maple Leafs. He has tallied 52 goals and 70 assists for 122 points during that time. Komarov had his best year in 2015-16, tallying 19 goals and 17 assists in 67 games.

Reports leading up to July 1 had Komarov linked to the New York Rangers and the Columbus Blue Jackets, two teams looking to add forward depth.

It became increasingly clear that the Maple Leafs would not be re-signing the centreman as the season went on as general manager Kyle Dubas has his hands full with several RFAs and extension-eligible skaters.

July 1, 2018


Leo Komarov
Left Wing
AGE: 34

New York Islanders
4 yrs
Free Agency
$3 million
$12 million

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