The new contract terms are finalized for Andreas Johnsson — $3.4 million for four years — and Kasperi Kapanen — $3.2 million for three years.
Kapanen has signed a three-year extension ($3.2 million average annual value) while Johnsson has signed a four-year extension that carries an average annual value of $3.4 million. #LeafsForever https://t.co/JEmVxNmYQP— Leafs PR (@LeafsPR) June 28, 2019
Johnsson will be 28 when his deal ends, about to turn 29 in the subsequent season, and he will be a UFA. Kapanen will be 26 a few weeks after his deal expires, and he will still be an RFA for one more year with arbitration rights.
The new offseason and projected regular season cap situation now looks like this:
Maple Leafs Salary Cap as of June 28
|Name||Cap Hit (or Qualifying Offer)||Days in NHL If 2-way||Prorated Cap Hit||Regular Season Cap Hit|
|Semyon Der Arguchintsev||783,333||0||0|
Notes: Nathan Horton is counted in both totals, Mitch Marner’s qualifying offer amount is included in the offseason space calculation only, and the regular season roster includes 21 roster players (3 goalies, 6 defenders and 12 forwards)
There is enough offseason space now that Marner can be signed without the need for LTIR and leave enough left over to manoeuvre towards a final roster.
Update: this report shows the signing bonuses on Kapanen’s deal.
Kapanen $3.2M Cap Hit with #Leafs:— PuckPedia (@PuckPedia) June 28, 2019
Yr 1: $700K Salary / $3.7M Signing Bonus
Yr 2: $1.86M Salary / $1M Signing Bonus
Yr 3: $800K Salary / $1.54M Signing Bonus
RFA on expiry. Rep'd by @Acme_Sports https://t.co/BHGTYlJ8xn pic.twitter.com/ioXiemEfzi