Leafs Sign Michael Hutchinson and Martin Marincin to One-Year Contracts

Andreas Johnsson

Andreas Johnsson

While signing both Kapanen and Johnsson checks off a couple of boxes for the Leafs, they still need to get a new deal done with fellow RFA and star winger Mitch Marner with free agency set to open Monday.

Former Philadelphia Flyers bench boss Dave Hakstol, 50, will work under Leafs head coach Mike Babcock.

Hakstol was sacked by the Flyers in mid-December with the team in the midst of a four-game losing skid and 10 points out of playoff position.

He was named conference coach of the year in 2009 and 2015 and an eight-time finalist for national coach of the year honours.

In his three-and-a-half campaigns with the team before he was replaced in December of past year, he amassed a record of 116-101-42.

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The Maple Leafs on Friday officially announced the signings of a pair of crucial restricted free agents, keeping forwards Andreas Johnsson and Kasperi Kapanen with the club for the next four years and three years, respectively.

Kapanen's contract carries an average annual value of $3.2 million while Johnsson will earn $3.4 million per season.

The Leafs 3.04 goals against per game during the regular season placed them 20th in the league.

The announcements come after Toronto managed to get Patrick Marleau's $6.25-million salary cap hit off the books with the veteran forward's recent trade to the Carolina Hurricanes.

Marincin, a 27-year-old depth defenceman, had a goal and five points in 24 games with the Maple Leafs this past season.

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