Toronto Maple Leafs Sign Goalie Prospect to Multi-Year Contract

The Toronto Maple Leafs were busy on Monday as the team met with the media and also took care of some business. The team announced they've signed goalie prospect Vyacheslav Peksa to an entry-level contract. 

Peska signs a three-year entry-level deal after being selected in the sixth-round of the 2021 NHL Entry Draft. He's known as a goaltender who is athletic but somewhat unpredictable at times. Peska is a character which comes through in his game. He spent the 2022-23 season with the Bars Kazan, a second tier team in Russia.

At this point it's hard to say where Peska will get his minutes but he'll certainly be in the mix for some playing time in the AHL with the Toronto Marlies. The Maple Leafs appear set with Joseph Woll and Ilya Samsonov in net for next season, as Woll is under contract for another two seasons and Samsonov is a restricted free agent this summer. The Leafs also have Matt Murray, who appears set for a trade or buy out this offseason. 

As for the newest Leafs tender, he's coming off a season where he posted a 13-19-6 record, with a 2.34 GAA and .921 Sv.%. Impressive numbers which appear to tell the story of an elite goalie on a bad team. 

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