Former Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen signs a two-year contract with the Hurricanes, worth an average of $ 4.5 million annually, sources told ESPN. Andersen, 31, was never offered a new contract in Toronto as the team wanted to leave with Jack Campbell, 29, and a new net partner, sources told ESPN.
To strengthen their tandem, the Maple Leafs sign a three-year contract with Petr Mrazek, worth $ 3.8 million a year, according to sources.
Mrazek’s contract is more than double Campbell’s salary; Campbell is on a deal that runs through the 2021-22 season and pays him $ 1.65 million.
Mrazek, 29, had played a shared role in Carolina each of the past three seasons, having been the Detroit Red Wings’ number one goalie for two years. In 92 appearances in Carolina, Mrazek posted a .911 save percentage. He started last season strong but underwent thumb surgery in February that put him on the sidelines for most of the year. When Mrazek returned, he had lost his starting role to rookie Alex Nedeljkovic.
Carolina is completely overhauling its goaltending department, deciding not to re-contract Nedeljkovic, a local player who was a finalist for the Calder Trophy last season. Instead, the Canes traded Nedeljkovic to Detroit – where he quickly signed a two-year contract with a cap of $ 3 million per year.
Andersen, 31, was 13-8-3 with a save percentage of 0.895 and 2.96 GAA last season. He just completed a five-year, $ 25 million contract with Toronto in 2016.