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REPORT: Maple Leafs about to extend Andreas Johnsson for 4 more years

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There’s more rumours of RFA signings, just not the big one. Yet.

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Boston Bruins at Toronto Maple Leafs
Apr 15, 2019; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Maple Leafs left wing Andreas Johnsson (18) celebrates their victory after being named the game s first star against the Boston Bruins in game three of the first round of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scotiabank Arena. The Maple Leafs beat the Bruins 3-2.
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Kyle Dubas are starting to close in on their team for next year, covering everything but the big dog (Mitchell Marner). They’ve reportedly agreed to terms with Kasperi Kapanen on a three-year deal, traded Patrick Marleau to the Carolina Hurricanes, and have now reportedly agreed to an extension with Andreas Johnsson for four years at a cap hit between $3.25 million and $3.5 million according to a report from the draft floor:

Johnsson shot 15.4% this season on 130 shots, scoring 20 goals. He also put up 23 assists (13 primary assists) playing on all four lines. His 5v5 impact was good, 54% shot attempts, 51% shots, 54% scoring chances. Four years takes Johnsson from his age-25 season (November birthdate) through to his age-28 season, also known as his late prime. The contract buys one of Johnsson’s UFA seasons as well.

Andreas Johnsson 2018-19 RAPM Chart

Here are some takes from the PPP staff and from around Twitter: