The Toronto Maples Leafs have re-signed forward Josh Leivo to a two-year contract, the team announced Thursday. Terms of the contract were not disclosed by the team, but Cap Friendly reports that it’s a one-way deal carrying a value of $612,500 annually, with Leivo getting $575,000 in the first season and $650,000 in the second.
The 23-year-old left wing has posted seven goals and an assist over the course of 28 career NHL games since making his NHL debut in the 2013-14 season. Last season, he posted five goals in 12 NHL contests, as well as 17 goals and 48 points in 51 games for the AHL’s Toronto Marlies.
The 2011 3rd round draft pick (86th overall) and 2016 AHL All-Star Classic selection played 15 postseason games with the Marlies last year, notching four goals and 12 points before the Marlies had their incredible regular season run cut short by playoff disappointment.
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