Leafs re-sign Jake Muzzin for 4 years

Buzzing for four more years!
Jake Muzzin has signed a four-year extension. #LeafsForever
Details >> https://t.co/lIkeg622wr pic.twitter.com/3zyPXdHiDY
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) February 24, 2020
We knew it was coming and now it’s here. At the price we were promised for the term we were promised.
Muzzin has been the Leafs best defenseman south of the center line for the past year, and that’s probably not something they could easily walk away from, even it comes with significant dollars and term for a 31 year old defenseman.

This extension includes $16.8 million in signing bonus. https://t.co/GCqEYnFfgp
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) February 24, 2020
As we can see, there is a ton of signing bonuses, which will probably help the Leafs trade him after that last bonus is paid, but also likely makes the contract pretty buyout proof. As bizarre as it seems to be looking at how to get out of a contract on a good player, that’s pretty much the nature of how any contract on a 30+ year old needs to be.

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

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