The 2021 NHL free agency period opened at noon yesterday and even before the clock struck midnight dozens of signings were announced by these gracious hockey insiders.
We had confirmed long rumors of moves and a few surprises, and we said goodbye to some longtime Maple Leafs. Let’s do free agency all around Toronto and see where the guys who skated for the blue and white ended up.
Zach Hyman aux Oilers d’Edmonton
7 years, $ 5.5 million VAA
Leafs Statistics: 345GP – 86G – 99A – 185Pts – 201PIM
Zach Hyman was coming out of college, having finished his career at the University of Michigan, and didn’t want to sign with the Florida Panthers who originally drafted him. So instead of losing him to free agents, the Panthers traded him to the Maple Leafs, with a conditional 7th round pick, in return for Greg McKegg.
Hyman joined the Maple Leafs full-time in the 2016-17 season and set the record for most shorthanded goals by a rookie, with 4. His record matched his type of player, who does. was not very flashy.
Now, after winning more than the Leafs could offer him, Zach Hyman moved on to the Edmonton Oilers and got the chance to play on the wing of Connor McDavid. From Auston Matthews to Connor McDavid. Not a bad move.
Frederik Andersen at the Carolina Hurricanes
2 years, $ 4.5 million VAA
Maple Leafs statistics: 268GP – .914sv% – 2.79GAA – 3SO
Finally, the draft will play in Carolina! Originally drafted by the Hurricanes 187th overall in 2010, he did not sign with the team and returned to the draft in 2012 where he would be taken 87th overall by the Anaheim Ducks.
Four years later, just before the draft, Andersen would be traded to the Maple Leafs for a first-round pick in 2016 and a second in 2017.
Andersen currently sits sixth in games played, fourth in wins and 12th in goalie points.
Zach Bogosian at Tampa Bay Lightning
3 ans, 50 850 000 AAV
Maple Leafs statistics: 45GP – 0B – 4A – 4Pts – 49PIM
Long Thrasher-Jet and Sabers, Bogosian joined the Maple Leafs after winning the Stanley Cup with the Tampa Bay Lightning. He didn’t win a cup in Toronto, and combining that with his desire to live in a place that claims there is no pandemic going on. So he goes back to Florida!
Nic Petan at the Vancouver Canucks
1 year, 2 way, $ 750,000 / $ 450,000
Maple Leafs Statistics: 28GP – 1G – 4A – 5Pts – 8PIM
Nic Petan is a longtime AHL / NHL preteen and has spent the past three seasons with the Maple Leafs organization. Now he’s leaving for Vancouver and / or Abbotsford. Thanks for all the Spider-Man / Nic Petan songs.
David Rittich at the Nashville Predators
1 an, 1.25 million de AAV
Maple Leafs Statistics: 4GP – .888sv% – .272sv%
Brought in for a third-round pick to back Jack Campbell while Andersen was out, he didn’t have a huge impact. Now he’s off Nashville. Goodbye Dave!
Nick Foligno at the Boston Bruins
2 years, $ 3.8 million
Maple Leafs statistics: 7GP – 0G – 4A – 4Pts – 4PIM
Foligno was able to skate on the same team as his father, but was injured for most of his tenure with the Leafs. Now he’s a dirty Bruin. Lame.
Kenny Agostino at Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod of the KHL
Maple Leafs statistics: 1GP – 0G – 0A – 0Pts
Agostino played with the Marlies for two years and got a Maple Leafs game. Now he’s heading to the KHL where he’ll likely get more points than in the AHL, good for him.
There are also a few other Maple Leafs who are now free agents, but who haven’t signed anywhere yet.
Kalle Kossila at KHL’s Jokerit
Maple Leafs Statistics: None!
Kossila was nice to have on the Marlies, but now he’s gone. We hardly knew you, if you even knew he was there.
Vin Vehviläinen à Brynäs IF de la SHL
Maple Leafs Statistics: No.
Insurance for the goalkeepers, but he never attended the show. Bye!
Martin Marincin at HC Ocelari Trinec in the Czech League
Maple Leafs Statistics: 142GP – 4G – 19A – 23Pts – 78PIM
Do not worry. He will be back. He always comes back.
Then there are the ghost ships, roaming free agency without a port to dock:
Alex Galchenyuk, Riley Nash, Stefan Noesen, Calle Rosen, Scott Sabourin and Joe Thornton.
If you could only pick one, who would you bring back?
Who would you bring back?
674 votes in total
If you were working like me during this big party, here’s a recap of what the Maple Leafs did:
Could someone get an offer?
There is a $ 3.5 million hole the Leafs are looking to fill.
Will there be anything else big and exciting today?
What am I, Pysyk?