The Toronto Maple Leafs announced they have signed restricted free agent Connor Brown to a three-year extension, worth $2.1MM per season. The 23-year-old wing had a breakout season for the Maple Leafs last year in his first full season. In 82 games, he put up 20 goals and 16 assists for 36 points.
Brown is the final free agent that Toronto had, ensuring that everyone is signed and ready to go before training camp.
Much reaction is that Toronto got a steal of a deal. His contract falls just behind fellow restricted free agent Zach Hyman, who signed a four-year deal worth an AAV of $2.25MM. Hyman scored just 10 goals last year to go with 28 points.