Ilya Mikheyev and Maple Leafs sign new contract


Kyle Dubas and Ilya Mikheyev agreed to a new contract just hours before a wage arbitration hearing began on Wednesday.

The contract is a bit larger in real dollars in the second year, which should benefit Mikheyev somewhat through escrow.

The deal comes between Mikheyev’s arbitration proposal (one year at $ 2.7 million) and the Leafs (two years at $ 1 million). It’s hard to know for sure what the Leafs will get from Mikheyev based on his half-season, but he doesn’t. You have to be more than competent for this agreement to succeed. He will be an unrestricted free agent once the deal is over.

Mikheyev had 23 points in 39 games this past regular season before a hand injury knocked him out. He appeared in the qualifying round but did not get the scoresheet against Columbus. He would have made a bit of an unusual refereeing case given his small sample of the NHL. With this settlement from the night before, the Leafs no longer have to denounce a player with whom they have clearly worked to establish a relationship.

Mikheyev was the only Leafs player to enter the refereeing process this season. The only restricted free agents in the Leafs who still need a new contract are defenseman Travis Dermott and winger Joey Anderson, who was acquired from the Devils when they traded Andreas Johnsson.


What do you think of this agreement?

  • 9%

    A flight to Toronto

    (51 votes)

  • 65%

    Bon pari

    (363 votes)

  • 12%

    A little risky

    (67 votes)

  • 12%

    False King Kyle Dubas once again overpaid a tender

    (70 votes)

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