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Leafs sign prospect F Yegor Korshkov to a 3 year entry level contract.
Korshkov was drafted 31st overall in 2016 and has played for Yaroslavl Lokomotiv for the past 5 years. He recently joined the Marlies in their playoff run, playing 9 games and recording 1 goal and 4 penalty minutes. Korshkov looks to become a Marlies regular next season with his new deal.
Auston Matthews undergoes minor shoulder surgery, won’t miss training camp/games.
Leafs goalie prospect Ian Scott named WHL goalie of the year.
Leafs sign KHL free agent forward Ilya Mikheyev to a 1 year entry level contract.
Mikheyev is a big body who can also score. He has played for Omsk Avangard of the KHL for the past 5 years. He’s played 62 games this year, recording 23 goals and 45 points while having 51 penalty minutes. He also recorded 4 goals and 11 points in 13 playoff games while having 7 penalty minutes. Mikheyev looks to battle for a 4th or 3rd line wing spot next season.
Leafs sign Finnish free agent defenseman Teemu Kivihalme to a 1 year entry-level contract.
Kivihalme was drafted 140th overall in 2013 by the Nashville Predators, although he didn’t sign with them and ended up playing 3 years of college hockey, then pro Finnish hockey in SM-Liiga with Karpat for the past 2 years. Kivihalme recorded 9 goals and 30 points in 60 games with Karpat this year. He also recorded 4 goals and 9 points in 16 playoff games. Kivihalme looks to battle for the ever-so-tough 3rd pair spot. Other candidates include Calle Rosen, Justin Holl, Andreas Borgman, and if possible, Rasmus Sandin and Timothy Liljegren.
Travis Dermott is out for a minimum 6 months due to shoulder surgery. John Tavares is out for a month with an oblique injury sustained in a Team Canada practice.
Leafs goalie prospect Ian Scott named WHL playoffs MVP. Leafs’ President Brendan Shanahan extends his contract to 6 years to remain as Leafs’ President.
PK/defence Assistant Coach D.J. Smith signs with the Ottawa Senators. Leafs hire Paul McFarland as PP/offence Assistant Coach, Allowing current Assistant Coach Jim Hiller to explore other teams.
Leafs goalie prospect Ian Scott named CHL Goalie of the Year.
Toronto Marlies eliminated in Game 6 in double OT of 3rd round in the AHL playoffs.
Leafs extend Marlies’ Head Coach Sheldon Keefe to 2 years.
Keefe has lead the Marlies for some time now and has had plenty of success with them. Most noticeably, the Marlies Calder Cup win in 2018.
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