Toronto Maple Leafs: Where Will Frederik Andersen Play Next Season?

TORONTO, ON - FEBRUARY 17: Frederik Andersen #31 of the Toronto Maple Leafs protects the corner against the Ottawa Senators during an NHL game at Scotiabank Arena on February 17, 2021 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Maple Leafs defeated the Senators 2-1. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - FEBRUARY 17: Frederik Andersen #31 of the Toronto Maple Leafs protects the corner against the Ottawa Senators during an NHL game at Scotiabank Arena on February 17, 2021 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Maple Leafs defeated the Senators 2-1. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images) /
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The Toronto Maple Leafs appear to have moved on from Frederik Andersen being their number one goaltender. Thanks to the outstanding play by Jack Campbell this season, he is the new number one guy in Toronto.

With Andersen becoming an unrestricted free agent next month, it is time for him and his agent to start thinking about where the next best fit for him will be.

There are a few teams who will be in the market for a number one goaltender this summer. Which one will be a good fit for Andersen and why?

Here is a list of five potential teams that could have Andersen on their starting roster next season.

Toronto Maple Leafs

Until this chapter of Andersen’s life is officially over, it makes sense to leave the Maple Leafs as an option for the Danish goaltender. The door has not completely closed on Andersen playing in Toronto next season, but it is closing.

Andersen is more than likely looking for a multi-year deal, and he is probably looking to get a raise from the $5 million he made per season on his last deal.  If both are sticking points for Freddy, then he has indeed played his last game as a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Toronto just simply can not afford to pay an aging goaltender who has shown signs of declining play more than $5 million. They need that money to spend elsewhere in their lineup.

The only way Andersen stays in Toronto is on a one-year deal worth no more than $3 million. It would be a show us you still have what it takes kind of deal. Otherwise, it’s goodbye Andersen and hello next team.