Maple Leafs sign forward Alex Kerfoot to four-year deal

NHL insider Renaud Lavoie offers some solutions for Maple Leafs, after announcing the signings of both Cody Ceci and Alexander Kerfoot, which leaves the club with roughly $9.5 million left to sign Mitch Marner.

The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed newly acquired forward Alex Kerfoot to a four-year, $14-million deal, the club announced Thursday.

Kerfoot, who joined the Maple Leafs via the July 1 trade that sent Nazem Kadri to the Colorado Avalanche, is coming off a 15-goal, 42-point effort in 2018-19. He posted 19 goals and 43 points for Colorado in his rookie season one year prior.

The 24-year-old was originally drafted 150th overall by Colorado back in 2012, after which he enjoyed a successful college career with Harvard University, posting 45 points in 36 games during his final year with the club.

A restricted free agent this off-season, Kerfoot’s new deal makes him the fourth-highest paid forward on the Leafs’ roster for the time being — while restricted free agent Mitch Marner remains unsigned — slotting in just above recently signed Andreas Johnsson ($3.4 million per year) and Kasperi Kapanen ($3.2 million per year).

July 4, 2019

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Alexander Kerfoot
Centre
AGE: 25
LENGTH:
4 Years
CONTRACT TYPE:
Free Agency
SALARY CAP HIT:
$3.5 million
TOTAL:
$14 million

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