Toronto Maple Leafs Interested in Every Single Blue-Liner on the Market

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Brandon Montour

Brandon Montour could be the right-shooting defenseman that the Leafs have needed for years. He could be the perfect partner for Morgan Rielly on the Leafs top defense pairing.

Montour has a combination of offensive skills and is a heavy hitter.

Montour registered eight goals and 25 assists for 33 points in 66 games this season. He also registered 67 blocked shots and 104 hits. Over the past two seasons, Montour has averaged over 23 minutes of ice time a game.

He should be able to slide into the Leafs top defense pair with no problem. Montour has a career total of 66 goals and 186 assists for 252 points in 520 games over eight seasons with the Anaheim Ducks, Buffalo Sabres, and Florida Panthers.

One important stat to point out is Montour's 50 power-play points over the last two seasons. Adding him to the Leafs power play could solve their power-play struggles. He also has a good amount of playoff experience.

Montour has recorded 11 goals and 23 assists for 34 points in 67 playoff games. He is still battling in the 2024 NHL playoffs with the Florida Panthers. He and the Panthers are two wins away from becoming Stanley Cup champions.

Montour is 30 years old and coming off a deal with a $3.5 million salary cap hit. Acquiring Montour will not be cheap as he will be looking for a multi-year contract and one last big payday.

A good bet is that he will want $6 million a season or higher. The Leafs can afford it, especially with the salary cap going up higher than expected to $88 million.