Maple Leafs sign forward Nick Ritchie to two-year contract

Boston Bruins' Nick Ritchie (21) celebrates his goal with teammates on the bench in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Rangers, Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, in New York. (Elsa/Pool Photo via AP)

The Toronto Maple Leafs are signing forward Nick Ritchie to a two-year, $5 million contract, the team announced Saturday.

Originally drafted 10th overall by the Anaheim Ducks in 2014, Ritchie scored an NHL career-high 31 points with Anaheim in 2018-19.

He was dealt to the Boston Bruins in 2020 and played parts of two seasons in Boston. During the 2020-21 campaign, he appeared in 56 games, scoring 15 goals and adding 11 assists.

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