Toronto Maple Leafs Sign 3 More Free Agents

It won't compare to the three signings they made on Day 1 of Free Agency, but the Toronto Maple Leafs have signed three more players from the open market, though the moves may not directly impact the NHL roster for now.

Signing one-year deals, each with a cap hit of $775,000, are defensemen Dakota Mermis and Philippe Myers, as well as forward Cédric Paré. 

Of the three, Mermis spent the most time in the NHL last season, playing 47 games for the Minnesota Wild, registering eight points while playing 14 minutes per game. He's a 6-foot, left-shot d-man who has appeared in a total of 74 NHL games across the past seven years. 

Myers, a 6'6" right-shot D, has the most experience at the top level, with 158 games played over five seasons, most recently this season for five contests with the Tampa Bay Lightning. He was a more notable contributor for the Philadelphia Flyers a few years back when he averaged 17:30 time on ice for them over 115 games in three seasons.

This past year in the AHL with the Syracuse Crunch he posted an impressive +29 rating.

Those two will be depth pieces on a re-made Leafs defense corps, behind Monday's more impactful signings of Chris TanevOliver Ekman-Larssonand Jani Hakanpaa. 

Pare, a sixth-round selection in the 2017 Draft, is a sizeable center at 6'4", and registered 14 goals and 35 points in 61 games with the Colorado Eagles in the AHL this past season.

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