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Ekman-Larsson surprises, signing with the Leafs at a lower AAV than expected


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Mike Armenti
July 1, 2024  (12:14)
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Oliver Ekman-Larsson
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Oliver Ekman-Larsson has officially signed a multi-year deal with the Maple Leafs with more term, but a lower salary than originally expected.

Originally, multiple insiders were reporting that the Maple Leafs were eying a 3-year deal with Ekman-Larsson at $4M per season. However, when the deal was announced, Ekman-Larsson landed in Toronto with one extra year of term on a 4-year deal, which lowered the cap hit to just $3.5M per season, which is much more palatable.
Ekman-Larsson is coming fresh off of a Stanley Cup win with the Florida Panthers. In 80 regular season games with the Panthers last season, OEL produced 9 goals and 32 points.
The most important factor in this deal for the Maple Leafs is that they finally have a defenseman who can put the puck in the net. Ekman-Larsson has produced double-digits in goals 7 different times in his career, including a 23-goal season back in 2014-15. He also produced 21 goals just one year later, back during his time in Arizona.
Source for stats: NHL.com
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Ekman-Larsson surprises, signing with the Leafs at a lower AAV than expected

How many goals will Oliver Ekman-Larsson score for the Maple Leafs next season?

5 or less10213.1 %
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