Maple Leafs sign Kasperi Kapanen to three-year extension

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Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Kasperi Kapanen (24) battles for the puck with Colorado Avalanche defenceman Ian Cole (28) during second period NHL hockey action in Toronto on Monday, January 14, 2019. (Cole Burston/AP)

The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed winger Kasperi Kapanen to a three-year contract extension worth $3.2 million per season.

Kapanen, 22, was due to become a restricted free agent this summer after coming off an entry-level contract. He scored 20 goals and 24 assists in 78 games last season for the Maple Leafs, who were eliminated in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs by the Boston Bruins.

In seven games during the post-season, Kapanen had one goal and one assist.

The Maple Leafs also signed pending RFA Andreas Johnsson on Friday, while Mitch Marner, also a pending RFA, has yet to sign.

June 28, 2019

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Kasperi Kapanen
Right Wing
AGE: 24

SIGNED BY
Toronto Maple Leafs
LENGTH
3 yrs
CONTRACT TYPE
Contract Extension
SALARY CAP HIT
$3.2 million
TOTAL
$9.6 million

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