Report: Maple Leafs sign Boston University D Cade Webber to entry-level contract

Boston University defenceman Cade Webber shoots before the start of an NCAA hockey game against Massachusetts on Friday, Oct. 27, 2023, in Boston. (Greg M. Cooper/AP Photo)

The Toronto Maple Leafs have a new blue-liner joining their ranks.

Boston University’s Cade Webber is set to sign an entry-level contract with the team after the Terriers were eliminated from the Frozen Four, The Athletic‘s Joe Smith reported on Friday.

According to Smith, it will be a two-year deal. Webber plans to join the team on Sunday and be with the Leafs for a season-ending road trip in Florida.

Webber, a six-foot-seven defenceman from Meadville, Pa., played four years with Boston University. In his senior year, he finished with zero goals and six assists in 38 games, while earning a +15 plus-minus. He also had 30 penalty minutes.

He has one goal and 16 points in 123 career games in the NCAA.

The Maple Leafs acquired the rights to the defenceman from the Carolina Hurricanes at the trade deadline this season. He was originally selected by the Hurricanes in the fourth round (99th overall) in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft.

Toronto gave up a 2026 sixth-round pick for the 23-year-old’s rights.

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