Maple Leafs sign Taylor Beck, avoid arbitration


The Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired forward Taylor Beck from the Nashville Predators for Jamie Devane (Mike Stone/AP)

The newly acquired Taylor Beck has signed a one-year, $875,000, one-way contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs, the club announced Monday afternoon.

The 24-year-old Beck, a restricted free agent, was acquired by Toronto in a trade with the Nashville Predators Sunday in exchange for forward Jamie Devane.

Beck, who earned $550,000 at the NHL level in 2014-15, had filed for salary arbitration this summer and was on target for a July 24 date with the arbitrator in Toronto.

Last season, the St. Catharines, Ont., native collected 16 points in 62 regular-season games with the Predators. He also participated in five post-season games.

Ironically, Beck’s only two-goal NHL game came against the Leafs, during the Predators’ Nov. 18 rout of Toronto.

Beck was selected by Nashville in the third round (70th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Toronto has just one RFA unsigned for 2015-16, goaltender Jonathan Bernier.

July 13, 2015


Taylor Beck

Toronto Maple Leafs
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