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Leafs Sign Connor Carrick to 2-Year Deal

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One of the newer defensive prospects will be back for at least two more years.

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After spending a couple of weeks with some mai tais by the pool, it appears Lou, Shanny et al. are busy at this week. For their third move in two days, the Leafs signed Connor Carrick to a two-year deal.

The actual terms of the deal are not disclosed, because the Leafs never willingly give out that information off the bat, presumably because they hate you.

Carrick was acquired in a trade with the Washington Capitals on February 28, 2016, alongside Brooks Laich and a 2016 2nd round pick (used to draft Carl Grundstrom) for Daniel Winnik. He had 2 goals and 4 points in 16 games with the Leafs, as well as 18 points in 15 postseason games with the Marlies last year. He is almost certain to slot into the Leafs' top six as one of the better right-handed blueliners on their depth chart.

UPDATE (3:00 PM ET):

Per General Fanager, we have salary terms! It's 2 years at an AAV of $750,000 per year.

Impressive on first glance. That's a pretty team-friendly deal right there. Carrick could provide a lot of value for the term of this deal for just a $750K cap hit.