Top 10 UFA Ontario Boys for the Toronto Maple Leafs

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Calvin De Haan, Toronto Maple Leafs, Chicago Blackhawks
Feb 14, 2022; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Calvin De Haan (44) skates away from Winnipeg Jets forward Cole Perfetti (91) during the third period at Canada Life Centre. Mandatory Credit: Terrence Lee-USA TODAY Sports /

#5 Calvin De Haan

Born: Carp, Ontario
Age: 31
Position: Defense
Expiring Contract: $4.55 million AAV

Calvin de Haan is a player I’d really like to see in a Toronto Maple Leafs uniform.  He’s a great skating puck moving defenseman who hits and blocks a lot of shots.  He plays both sides, and I could see him as a great defensive partner to back up Morgan Rielly.

He’s a former first round pick, but recently his abilities haven’t been able to shine through on a terrible Chicago Blackhawks team.  As a result, his market value may have declined to the point where he ends up signing a team-friendly deal.

Carp, Ontario is just outside of Ottawa, so if he’s looking to play for his hometown, he may be more apt to play for the Senators.  However, Toronto is definitely a more competitive team right now, and Ottawa is just a few hours away.

For Calvin De Haan to find a spot on the Toronto Maple Leafs, someone with salary would likely have to leave their defense core like Jake Muzzin (who has a no trade clause) or perhaps Justin Holl and another player.