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The Toronto Maple Leafs Sign Morgan Rielly And Nazem Kadri To Six-Year Contracts

via the Toronto Maple Leafs,

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced Wednesday that the team has signed defenceman Morgan Rielly and forward Nazem Kadri to new six-year contracts.

Rielly, 22, led all Maple Leafs defencemen with a career-high 36 points (nine goals, 27 assists) while skating in all 82 games this year. The native of Vancouver, British Columbia also led the team with 23:13 of average ice time per game. Since entering the league in 2013-14, the fifth overall selection in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft has collected 92 points (19 goals, 73 assists) in 236 regular season games. Rielly was named to Team Canada’s roster for the 2016 IIHF World Championship earlier this week.

Kadri, 25, led the Maple Leafs with 45 points (17 goals, 28 assists) in 76 games this season. In parts of seven NHL seasons, the London, Ontario native has registered 197 points (81 goals, 116 assists) and 207 penalty minutes in 326 regular season games. Kadri was originally selected by the Maple Leafs with the seventh overall pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

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Those sound like pretty good deals from the Leafs perspective. Taking care of business before July 1 and a possible Stamkos run.

Posted by evileye on 04/13/16 at 10:46 AM ET

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Really good deal on both those guys.

It’s going to be a weird world once Toronto actually starts being a good team.

Posted by nEgativezEro on 04/13/16 at 12:29 PM ET

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It’s going to be a weird world once Toronto actually starts being a good team.

very true. It looks like they are finally headed in the right direction but a LOT can happen along the way to derail any plans. For example, the Islanders embraced the full rebuild model years ago and are just now clawing their way back to respectability. Or, Look how many years it took the Kings to finally get to the top.

The Toronto fans are being patient right now but if 5 years from now all they have to show for it is one playoff appearance they’ll go back to demanding changes real quick.

Posted by evileye on 04/13/16 at 02:40 PM ET

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