July 3: General Fanager has confirmation on the financials; Polak will recieve $2.25MM from the Maple Leafs on his one-year deal.
July 2: The Toronto Maple Leafs are bringing back a familiar face in D Roman Polak as the team announced Saturday that they have signed him to a one year contract. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Polak spent most of last season with Toronto before being dealt to San Jose in the days leading up to the trade deadline. Between the Leafs and Sharks, he played in 79 games last year, scoring a goal and 15 assists, while playing an average of 19:09 per game. Polak also played in 24 postseason games with San Jose, being held pointless while seeing his average ice time drop to 15:46.
In his career, Polak has played in 559 games with St. Louis, Toronto, and San Jose. He has 19 goals and 85 assists in that span, with 439 PIMS.
Polak will bring some physicality to Toronto’s bottom defense pairing next season. Last season, he had a career high 303 hits and 146 blocks. He was rated 36th on PHR’s Top 50 UFA list.