The Toronto Maple Leafs have began making their moves when they made a move for goalie, Jonathan Bernier a few weeks ago. They continued today when free agency opened by resigning Tyler Bozak and adding former New Jersey Devil David Clarkson.
The Toronto Maple Leafs were able to retain the services of center, Tyler Bozak by resigning him to a 5 year deal worth $21 million a season. Bozak has 134 points in 238 games to date. Bozak has spent his four year career in Toronto. Bozak’s cap hit will be $4.2 million per season.
David Clarkson put up 30 goals for the first time in his career in 2011-2012, but saw his numbers taper off in the lockout shortened season. Clarkson put up only 15 goals and 9 assists this last season. Clarkson is a big player, and was looking for big numbers this offseason. The Maple Leafs were able to detour him from signing with the Ottawa Senators and it is believed that he has signed a contract for seven years. The last number I saw was just under $6 million a season, but no official number has been released.