Maple Leafs sign defenceman Brennan Menell to one-year, two-way contract

Colorado Avalanche goalie Jonathan Bernier and Andrei Mironov, right, team up too stop a shot by against the Minnesota Wild' Brennan Menell, left, during the third period of a NHL preseason hockey game, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in St. Paul, Minn. The Wild won 2-1. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

TORONTO — The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed defenceman Brennan Menell to a one-year, two-way contract.

The hockey club announced the news Sunday, saying the contract carries an NHL salary of $750,000.

The 24-year-old was acquired in a trade with the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday.

The Woodbury, Minn. native played with the Kontinental Hockey League’s Dinamo Minsk last season, finishing with 38 points (five goals, 33 assists) in 47 regular-season games and seven points (one goal, six assists) in five playoff games.

He has also previously skated in five NHL games with Minnesota while recording 116 points (15 goals, 101 assists) in 199 AHL games with the Iowa Wild.

Menell had originally signed with Minnesota as a free agent on Sept. 26, 2017.

August 1, 2021

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Brennan Menell
Defence
AGE: 24

SIGNED BY
Toronto Maple Leafs
LENGTH
1 yr
CONTRACT TYPE
Re-signing
SALARY CAP HIT
$750,000
TOTAL
$750,000

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