Maple Leafs nearing four-year extension with Andreas Johnsson

Toronto Maple Leafs left wing Andreas Johnsson (18) celebrates a goal by Toronto Maple Leafs centre Auston Matthews. (Nathan Denette/CP)

The Toronto Maple Leafs are nearing a four-year extension with pending restricted free agent Andreas Johnsson, Sportsnet has confirmed.

The news comes on the heels of the team dealing veteran Patrick Marleau to the Carolina Hurricanes and reports the Leafs are nearing an extension with fellow RFA forward Kasperi Kapanen.

Johnsson, 24, is coming off his first full NHL season with the Leafs, a campaign in which he racked up 20 goals and 43 points with a plus-14 rating in 73 games.

The Gavle, Sweden native appeared in all seven of Toronto’s playoff games against the Boston Bruins this spring, recording four points.

Selected in the seventh round (202nd overall) of the 2013 NHL Draft, Johnsson spent two seasons with the Toronto Marlies from 2016-18 before joining the big club full time.

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