Toronto Maple Leafs: The Exhaustive List of NHL UFAs

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Anthony DeAngelo

The Rangers had enough of Anthony DeAngelo and his antics and despite him being a young and very skilled defenseman. They decided that he would never play for the club again. The Toronto Maple Leafs should pass on DeAngelo just to keep the 25-year-old out of their locker room. You can read all about DeAngelo and his controversial past to get a better idea of why the Leafs need to keep their distance.

Kyle Palmieri

Kyle Palmieri is a 30-year-old forward finishing a five-year $23.25 million contract that paid him an AAV of $4.65 million. The Devils traded him to the Islanders to help them in the playoffs, which he did. In 19 games, Palmieri managed to record seven goals and two assists. It wouldn’t be surprising if Palmieri returned to form next season to be a 20-goal scorer for the sixth time in his career.

Ryan Murray

Ryan Murray, the longtime Blue Jackets defenseman just finished his first and only year with the Devils. With an AAV of $4.6 million, Murray had putrid possession metrics. The 27-year-old at even strength had a Corsi rating of 46.7, which was -4.8 percent, relative to his team. Murray logs big minutes and is an excellent passer but knowing how strongly Dubas feels about analytics, there’s very little chance he ever considers this blueliner for his team.

Artem Anisimov

The 33-year-old forward, Artem Anisimov has been plagued by injury since he joined the Senators. He missed time with an upper-body injury and spent time on the IR with a groin injury. Elliotte Friedman has reported that Anisimov’s time in the NHL is also likely up, with him being linked to the KHL next season.

Marcus Johansson

Marcus Johansson just finished playing with his fifth NHL club in just six years, most recently with the Wild. The 30-year-old forward was paid a cap hit of $4.5 million and was acquired by Minnesota to help them in the playoffs. Unfortunately, during the Vegas Golden Knights series, Johansson broke his arm and missed the remainder of the postseason.