The contract, which carries an average annual value of $7.5-million, begins next season, after his current contract expires.
Rielly, 27, played in 55 games for the Maple Leafs last season and recorded 35 points (five goals, 30 assists). Drafted fifth overall by the Leafs in 2012, in 580 career NHL regular season games Rielly has 309 points on 59 goals and 250 assists. This season he has four assists in eight games.
In 32 playoff games, he has 19 points on four goals and 15 assists. Rielly has been a Leaf longer than any of his teammates and has been an alternate captain for the club since 2016.
In the 2019-20 season, he became the second defenceman in Maple Leaf history, joining the legendary Börje Salming, to start his career with seven consecutive 20-assist seasons. Overall, Rielly is 10th in goals (59), fifth in assists (250), sixth in points (309) and tied for ninth in games played (580) all-time among Leafs defencemen.
October 29, 2021