The new regime wants to lock up the depth.

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that the hockey club has signed defenceman Simon Benoit to a three-year contract extension. The average annual value of the contract is $1.35 million.
Benoit, 25, has skated in 54 games with the Maple Leafs this season, registering five points (one goal, four assists), after signing with the club as a free agent on August 28, 2023. Over the course of his four-year NHL career with the Maple Leafs and Anaheim Ducks, the 6’4, 205-pound native of Laval, Quebec has recorded 20 points (five goals, 15 assists) in 191 regular season games.
Benoit began his professional career as a free agent with the American Hockey League’s San Diego Gulls in 2018-19.

This is the same deal that Bobby McMann got, just one year longer. Pontus Holmberg, who seems like the natural next man up to sign his name, has one more year at $800,000.