Maple Leafs announce fleet of free agent signings

Mar 25, 2019; Saint Paul, MN, USA; Minnesota Wild forward Pontus Aberg (26) looks to pass during the second period against the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
Pontus Aberg has signed with the Maple Leafs. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

After the David Clarkson domino dropped, the Toronto Maple Leafs went ahead and binged on free-agent additions.

On Wednesday, the organization finally firmed up contracts with forwards Nick Shore, Kenny Agostino and Garrett Wilson, while also confirming its reported deal with defenseman Kevin Gravel.

Shore and Gravel are on one-year contracts worth $700K apiece, while Wilson will earn $725K on a one-year pact.

Meanwhile Agostino will earn $737,500 annually on a two-year agreement.

Toronto also announced deals with free agent forwards Pontus Aberg, Tyler Gaudet and Kalle Kossila, who will all earn $700K at the NHL level next season. Gaudet and Kossila arrive on two-way contracts, while Aberg negotiated a one-way deal.

A former second-round draft pick of the Nashville Predators, Aberg is certainly the most intriguing of the unreported contracts the Leafs have brokered. He scored 11 goals and added eight assists in 37 games for the Anaheim Ducks last season before being shipped to the Minnesota Wild.

Gaudet has appeared in four games at the NHL level over the last three seasons, and remained exclusive to the minor leagues across the last two.

Kossila has been a reasonably productive forward in the Ducks organization over the last three seasons, racking up 137 points in 164 games with the San Diego Gulls.

The Maple Leafs are now up to 48 contracts with Mitch Marner and potentially Michal Neuvirth still to sign.

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