Toronto Maple Leafs Own Restricted Free Agents
Pierre Engvall had a productive season for Toronto and will likely re-sign and build off of his 2022-23 season. He has turned himself into a valuable bottom-six forward for the Maple Leafs. Engvall made $1.25 million this season, so it will interesting to see how much of an increase he earns in his next deal.
Rasmus Sandin had a decent season, and it is a shame that injuries held him back. 2021-22 was his first season in the NHL full-time. He made slightly less than $900,000 this year, so he should receive a new deal worth between $1 million – $2 million. The main question will be whether he signs a short-term or long-term deal.
Ondrej Kase had a decent season but was plagued by injuries. Toronto is probably hoping to re-sign him for not much more than the $1.25 million he made this season. His next deal will likely be a short-term deal of one or two years. His recent injury history will make it less likely for the team to sign him long-term.
Timothy Liljegren has a bright future with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Like Sandin, this was Liljegren’s first full season in the NHL. He will likely be re-signed to a similar deal to whatever Toronto gives Sandin. Liljegren recorded 23 points in 61 games this season, and he will look to improve on that next season.
General manager Kyle Dubas will have a busy summer with all these UFA and RFA players. Time will tell who will stay and who will go. Will he try to sign Campbell for less than $5 million or look elsewhere for a new goaltender? July 13th will be here before we know it.