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BREAKING: The Maple Leafs announce they have signed young STAR player for 7 years.

Lou Lamoriello to secure another asset.

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BREAKING: The Maple Leafs announce they have signed two KEY players

Early reports from Pierre LeBrun, NHL insider, confirm the Toronto Maple Leafs have officially announced Zaitsev’s deal reported a while back: 7 years and $4.5 M AAV. Zaitsev’s deal includes $11 million in bonuses.

The 25 year-old blue liner had 4 goals and 36 points in his rookie campaign and suited up for four of the Leafs six playoff games.

Following this statement, Pierre LeBrun also confirmed the signing of Ben Smith to a one-year deal worth $650K. Smith meets criteria for expansion draft exposure.