From the day he first arrived in Toronto back in 2016 up until today, Frederik Andersen has remained one of the Leafs’ biggest x-factors each and every season. The team would only be able to go as far as he could take them and that has usually meant the decisive game of the first round. While just getting to the postseason the first time around was a blessing, the fanbase has since been clamouring for the team to do something they haven’t done since 2004: win a playoff round.
To this point, Andersen has yet to push his team over that final hurdle needed to advance deeper into spring whilst sporting a putrid 0-8 record in his last eight series-deciding games. With little time left for him to redeem himself in the playoffs and rumblings about his future, it’s starting to become apparent that his tenure as a Leaf is nearing its conclusion.
This is why Andersen’s number is 1.
It’s how many years are left on the five-year contract he signed with the Leafs shortly after being acquired in a trade with the Anaheim Ducks. And by the time his contract expires, Andersen will likely have to head …
Author: Michael Mazzei / The Leafs Nation