The Leafs keep chipping away at some of their smaller pending free agents, as Chris Johnston reported that the Leafs have re-signed defenseman Travis Dermott to a two year contract extension with a $1.5 million annual average.
Travis Dermott signs a two-year extension with the #leafs carrying a $1.5M AAV.
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) July 8, 2021
The contract comes after another solid season for Dermott. Offensively he didn’t generate as much, with only two goals and six points, he still provided very steady minutes in a bottom pair role, although the promise that he’d get an opportunity in the top four last offseason seemed to have not been fulfilled.
Dermott was third among Leafs defensemen in both even strength shot attempt share and expected goals with 52.41% and 56.03% in those regards, which was 48th and 18th in the league. He also lead all Leafs defensemen in shot attempts against and expected goals against per sixty minutes, which was 21st and 23rd in the league.
He may be doing it in a third pairing role, but he’s provided a lot of value for the Leafs there for the last few years, and has even still done well when he’s had to …
Author: Scott Maxwell / The Leafs Nation