Toronto Maple Leafs: Calle Rosen Re-Signed For 2-Years

CLEVELAND, OH - NOVEMBER 28: Toronto Marlies defenceman Calle Rosen (48) controls the puck during the third period of the American Hockey League game between the Toronto Marlies and Cleveland Monsters on November 28, 2018, at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, OH. (Photo by Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - NOVEMBER 28: Toronto Marlies defenceman Calle Rosen (48) controls the puck during the third period of the American Hockey League game between the Toronto Marlies and Cleveland Monsters on November 28, 2018, at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, OH. (Photo by Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /
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The Toronto Maple Leafs made headlines on Monday with a contract extension to one of their better defensive prospects.

After months of agonizing waiting, the Toronto Maple Leafs finally settled one of their most pressing contract issues on Monday.

The team announced that they re-signed defenseman Calle Rosen to a two-year contract extension. The annual average salary is reported to be $750 K per season as per Chris Johnston of Sportsnet.

Here are the details from the Leafs official Twitter page:

Calle Rosen

Leafs fans may remember Rosen making a brief appearance with the team at the start of the 2017-18 season (1 point in 4 games played) before being sent down to the Toronto Marlies. While his stint was both brief and disappointing, his time in the AHL has been the opposite.

Last season he slowly established himself as one of the Marlies most important defenseman, finishing with 4 goals, 18 assists, and 22 points in 62 games. That was good enough for 14th in team scoring and 3rd for Marlies defenseman.

For those unimpressed with his goals totals, it’s worth mentioning that he did take a high volume of shots that year. He fired a staggering 159 pucks on net but only had a 2.5% success rate as per AHL.com.

In the playoffs, Rosen really stepped up and made his presence felt. His production line of 5 goals, 6 assists, and 11 points was the most of any Marlies defender and his strong play helped them win the 2018 Calder Cup.

So far this season, Rosen has continued to progress his all-around game to the tune of some impressive offensive numbers. In 24 game so far, his 2 goals, 17 assists, and 19 points are both the best of any Marlies defender and 2nd highest on the team (also took 66 shots on 3.0% shooting as per AHL.com).

If you have been following the Marlies closely this season, coach Sheldon Keefe has repeatedly spoken highly of the 24-year Swedish blueliner. It makes sense why his usage and role has grown extortionately over the past year.

Since being sent down, Rosen has been flying under the radar given the main team’s success. Make no mistake, it won’t be long before Rosen finds himself back on the Toronto Maple Leafs roster a completely different player.

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Which is why he is worth keeping an eye on as the Marlies attempt to battle the storm as the reigning Calder Cup Champions. His contract extension today proves he is in the team’s plans long-term.

All stats unless otherwise mentioned are from HockeyDB.com.