The Toronto Maple Leafs locked up two big pieces of their future on Wednesday, signing defenceman Morgan Rielly and centre Nazem Kadri to six year contract extensions. Rielly’s contract is reportedly worth $30 million ($5 million AAV) with a limited no trade clause. Kadri’s contract is worth $26 million ($4.5 million AAV).
Kadri’s AAV is $4.5M and Rielly’s is $5M. Both 6 year deals.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) April 13, 2016
$6 mil in bonus dollars built into Rielly extension. First two years and last year pay $3 mil in salary and $2mil per in bonus paid July 1.
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) April 13, 2016
The following press release comes from the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Leafs Sign Morgan Rielly, Nazem Kadri To Six-Year Contract Extensions
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.
Main Photo: EDMONTON, AB – OCTOBER 29: Nazem Kadri #43 of the Toronto Maple Leafs celebrates along with his teammates James van Riemsdyk #21, Morgan Rielly #44, Dion Phaneuf #3 and Phil Kessel #81 after scoring the team’s fourth goal against the Edmonton Oilers during an NHL game on October, 29, 2013 at Rexall Place in Edmonton, AB, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)