The Toronto Maple Leafs have made another signing in free agency. They add winger Ondrej Kase, signing him to a one-year deal worth $1.25 million. The 25-year-old became an unrestricted free agent when he did not receive a qualifying offer from the Boston Bruins earlier this week. The Leafs made the announcement over their Twitter Account on Friday afternoon.
🖊️ We’ve signed forward Ondřej Kaše to a one-year contract. #LeafsForever
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) July 31, 2021
#Leafs have signed forward Ondrej Kase to a one-year deal at $1.25M. He missed all but three games last season for Boston with injuries. Wasn’t qualified by them this month.
Had a 20G season w/ Anaheim in 2017-18. He’s still just 25. So, there’s potential?
— Kristen Shilton (@kristen_shilton) July 31, 2021
Ondrej Kase Signs with the Toronto Maple Leafs
Last season, Kase was limited to just three games for the Bruins after he suffered the fifth documented concussion of his career. In 2019-20 Kase was traded from the Anaheim Ducks to the Boston Bruins. In 54 games that season he scored seven goals and 17 assists for 24 points. Kase also added 14 minutes in penalties. In the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs Kase added four assists in 11 games for Boston. His possession numbers were 53.2 percent Corsi-For, and a relative Corsi of +4.5.
Over his five-year NHL career, Kase has played for the Bruins and the Ducks. He has 43 goals and 54 assists for 97 career points in 207 career NHL games. His career possession numbers are 53.6 percent Corsi-For and +5.1 Relative Corsi. Kase has also added two goals and four assists for six points in 24 career Stanley Cup Playoff Games. The Kadan, Czech Republic native was originally selected by the Anaheim Ducks in the seventh round (205th overall) of the 2014 NHL Draft.
MONTREAL, QC – FEBRUARY 06: Look on Anaheim Ducks right wing Ondrej Kase (25) during the Anaheim Ducks versus the Montreal Canadiens game on February 06, 2020, at Bell Centre in Montreal, QC (Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)