Toronto Maple Leafs signed two-year contract extension with Wayne Simmonds

Kyle Dubas has re-signed another veteran Toronto Maple Leafs forward.

A few weeks after signing a one-year contract with Jason Spezza, Wayne Simmonds accepted a two-year contract worth $ 900,000 per year.

Simmonds, a Scarborough native, signed a one-year contract with the Leafs last offseason worth $ 1,500,000. He played 38 games and scored seven goals and nine points. Simmonds also led the team with three major fights.

While Simmonds is no longer the power forward who was a lock on eclipsing the 20-goal plateau, he does bring value to the Leafs with his rough and tough style of play. He was also a mainstay of Toronto’s power play when he was in good health, scoring three power play goals as the team’s goal in net.

Since his cap is only $ 900,000, the Leafs could bury Simmonds in minors and not charge anything on the salary cap if his game goes down during that deal. Simmonds will also be eligible for selection in Seattle Kraken’s next expansion draft.

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