Leafs Re-Sign Free Agent Forward

After watching some of their other key free agents head elsewhere, the Toronto Maple Leafs have brought back one of their charges, signing RFA Pierre Engvall to a new deal.

The 26-year-old forward had his best season in blue-and-white, chipping in with career-highs across the board, with 35 points on 15 goals and 20 assists in about 13 minutes of ice time per game. He signs a one-year deal worth $2.25M, a pay raise of one million per year. 

This leaves the Leafs $1.5 million over the salary cap.

Both of Engvall's regular linemates on the 3rd line, Ilya Mikheyev and Ondrej Kase, departed in free agency, making an agreement even more crucial for Toronto.

Engvall will now become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season.

The lone remaining restricted free agent now for the Leafs is defenceman Rasmus Sandin. The 22-year-old is one of their promising youngsters on the backline, notching over 16 minutes of ice-time in his 51 games played. 

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