No. 1: Calle Jarnkrok
If you’re not too up-to-date on your Calle Jarnkrok trivia, don’t be alarmed. The 30-year-old has played over 500 NHL games and has been in the league for nine NHL seasons, but they’ve all been in Nashville and now Seattle.
Jarnkrok is a skilled natural centre, but he’s also played on the wing, so he’d fit Toronto’s needs.
With a $2M AAV, and as a pending UFA, Jarnkrok is the type of player that Toronto could fall in love with and re-sign him next year, if things go well. On a low contract, he could play top-six or bottom-six left-wing and be a replacement player for Pierre Engvall or Ilya MIkheyev.
He’s a smaller player (5-foot-11, 185 pounds), but has high-skill. He scored 13 goals in 49 games last year (which would have been on-pace for his best season), but averages around 15 goals each season.
As a depth forward, Jarnkrok could add some skill to the Leafs third or fourth line and be someone who could help contribute on the second-unit power-play.