Maple Leafs sign Jake Muzzin to four-year extension

The Hockey Central at Noon panel talks about Jake Muzzin emerging as important part of the Toronto Maple Leafs on and off the ice.

The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed defenceman Jake Muzzin to a four-year contract extension with an AAV of $5.625 million.

Muzzin has 22 points to go along with 95 shots, 40 penalty minutes, 108 hits and 110 blocked shots while averaging 21:43 of ice-time in 52 games this season.

Muzzin’s cap hit for the remainder of 2019-20 is $4 million. The Woodstock, Ont., native was set to become an unrestricted free agent following the season.

“The organization, the way they look after us, the guys here, the buzz in the city about hockey is huge,” Muzzin said back in January. “Being close to home is always a nice touch, especially with a little one around now. There’s lots of good things here and I’d love to stay.”

The 30-year-old was originally acquired by the Maple Leafs from the Los Angeles Kings nearly 13 months ago for a package of Carl Grundstrom, Sean Durzi and Toronto’s 2019 first-round pick that was used to take Tobias Bjornfot.

In 578 career regular-season games split between the Kings and Leafs, the 2014 Stanley Cup champion has 61 goals and 190 assists.

February 24, 2020

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Jake Muzzin
Defence
AGE: 31

SIGNED BY
Toronto Maple Leafs
LENGTH
4 Years
CONTRACT TYPE
Contract Extension
SALARY CAP HIT
$5.625 million
TOTAL
$22.5 million

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