Apr 13, 2013; Toronto, ON, Canada; Toronto Maple Leafs center Leo Komarov (47) skates with the puck against the Montreal Canadiens at the Air Canada Centre. The Maple Leafs beat the Canadiens, 5-1. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Maple Leafs Bring Back Leo Komarov


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.

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  • Peter Hefner

    Welcome back Leo! Stay healthy! And Good luck!

  • Tim Bayer

    Not a fan of the contract, but I like the player. Hopefully he finds his scoring touch.

  • Peter Hefner

    Stephen Robidas won’t even play half of season that’s the worst contract!

    • Tim Bayer

      There’s always a risk there. Broken legs are kinda freakish though, not really evidence of him being “injury prone”. If he stays healthy he’s a great addition.

  • ta4ghoti

    Leo is a real “heart and soul” guy with a decent skill-set. Guys like this are the bedrock of successful franchises. This acquisition actually MAKES SENSE.