According to the team’s official Twitter, the Maple Leafs have agreed to contract extensions for both Kasperi Kapanen and Andreas Johnsson. We’ve known about these deals for a few days now, but they’ve now officially been signed.
.@SportChek Player Alert: The @MapleLeafs have signed forward Kasperi Kapanen to a three-year extension and forward Andreas Johnsson to a four-year extension.
Details >> https://t.co/nsOtitTZj3#LeafsForever pic.twitter.com/B4jbrOiwte
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) June 28, 2019
Kapanen’s deal is worth $3.2 million annually over the course of four years while Johnsson’s deal is worth $3.4 million annually over four years. Kapanen will still be a restricted free agent at the end of his deal while Johnsson will be able to hit the open market as an unrestricted free agent when his deal is over. You can view Toronto’s cap situation here.
With the two players making $6.6 million combined, Kyle Dubas managed to get both players signed for just a shade over the value of the final year of Patrick Marleau’s contract. With that in mind, you can kind of view trading the first round pick to dump Marleau as a trade to keep Johnsson and Kapanen.
Author: Cam Lewis / The Leafs Nation