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

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UNIONDALE, NEW YORK – MARCH 09: Jaroslav Halak #41 of the Boston Bruins  . (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /

No. 6: Jaroslav Halak

The Toronto Maple Leafs need to sign a back-up goalie, who can be a sounding-board for Jack Campbell and someone who’s not gunning for his job.

Insert, Jaroslav Halak.

The 38-year-old has played in over 500 NHL games and is bound to retire in the next year or two. Despite his age, his game hasn’t declined much over the past few years.

His stats weren’t amazing this year, but they were still fine for a back-up. Halak posted a 2.52 GAA and .909 SV%, which would be great numbers in Toronto, especially with the offense in front of him.

Toronto needs to figure out if Jack Campbell can be “the man” during an 82-game season and they don’t need anyone who’s going to take that away from him. At Halak’s age, he would be perfectly fitted playing 25-30 games, with Campbell taking the rest.

The tandem of Halak and Rask were brilliant in Boston, so hopefully that would continue if he joined the Leafs this offseason.