10 Veteran UFA’s Toronto Maple Leafs Could Sign This Offseason

TORONTO, ON - MARCH 17: Tyler Bozak
TORONTO, ON - MARCH 17: Tyler Bozak /
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NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 26: Leo Komarov #47 and Tyler Bozak #42 of the Toronto Maple Leafs  . (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /

No. 2: Tyler Bozak

Selfishly, I would love to see a Bozak reunion, especially at $700K. After leaving Toronto, Bozak won a Stanley Cup with the St. Louis Blues, so he could use that experience to help lift a cup in Toronto.

For years, Bozak was the Leafs top-line centre and the pair of him and Phil Kessel were Toronto’s dynamic duo. Now that he doesn’t have to do the heavy-lifting, he could be a great player on the fourth-line.

Bozak clearly loved his time in Toronto. If it was up to him, he probably would have stayed here his entire career, but unfortunately due to cap reasons, the Leafs couldn’t afford to bring him back. It all worked out as Bozak got to lift a Stanley Cup, but you’d have to think, he’d love to return.

It’ll be interesting to see what type of money he’s asking for his offseason and if Toronto would want to sign him, but if he’s willing to sign a veteran league-minimum contract, I don’t see a reason why it wouldn’t make sense to reunite.