When Will Toronto Maple Leafs Overhaul Their Defense?

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - JUNE 28: General manager Brad Treliving of the Toronto Maple Leafs is seen prior to round one of the 2023 Upper Deck NHL Draft at Bridgestone Arena on June 28, 2023 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - JUNE 28: General manager Brad Treliving of the Toronto Maple Leafs is seen prior to round one of the 2023 Upper Deck NHL Draft at Bridgestone Arena on June 28, 2023 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /
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Left-Shooting Defense Options for Toronto Maple Leafs

Nick Seeler – Philadelphia Flyers

Nick Seeler is a 30-year-old left-shooting defenseman. He is 6’2, 200 Lbs, and averages 15:33 minutes of ice time. Seeler has one assist, nine hits, and 22 blocked shots in 12 games this season. His contract is very manageable at $775,000 for this season. When he’s on the ice, expected goals for is 6.5 and expected goals against is 5.4.
(Stats from hockey-reference.com)

Martin Fehervary – Washington Capitals

Martin Fehervary is a 24-year-old left-shooting defenseman. He is 6’2, 199 Lbs, and averages 18:55 minutes of ice time. Fehervary has zero points, 25 hits, and 17 blocked shots in 10 games this season. His contract is decent at $2.675 million for three seasons. He will be a restricted free agent (RFA) after the 2025-26 season. His expected goals for are 6.4 and his expected goals against is 6.9.

Nikita Zadorov – Calgary Flames

Nikita Zadorov is a 28-year-old left-shooting defenseman. He is 6’6, 248 Lbs, and averages 18:39 minutes of ice time. Zadorov has three assists, 20 hits, and nine blocked shots in 10 games this season.

His contract is $3.75 million for this season. He will become an unrestricted free agent (UFA) in the summer. Zadorov has ties to Toronto Maple Leafs GM Treliving from the GM’s time in Calgary. Zadorov’s expected goals for is 5.4 and expected goals against is 6.9.