The Toronto Maple Leafs are bringing back of the more popular players to wear the Blue & White in recent memory.
The Leafs re-signed Leo Komarov to a four-year deal worth $11.8 million. That equals out to a cap hit of $2.95 million per season. Say what you want, but I don’t think that’s a bad contract for what he will bring to the Leafs.
Komarov was a big part of the Leafs team that made the playoffs in 2012-13. He is that agitator-type of player that the Leafs hadn’t had since the days of Darcy Tucker. Komarov does have some offensive potential but it has yet to really show itself in the NHL. He also is an asset on the penalty kill.
Komarov left the Leafs to go back to Russia so that he would have a better chance of making Team Finland at the 2014 Winter Olympics, which he did. Now he’s back in the NHL, making more than he did last time, that’s for sure.
Komarov was the second player the Leafs brought back today after the trade that brought Matt Frattin back to Toronto. That, coupled with the signing of Stephane Robidas, has made the past hour or so a busy one for the Leafs after a very slow start.