Leafs sign defenceman Teemu Kivihalme

Well, we’re not going to pretend we know any more than you.
But the Leafs made another transaction today,  signing 23-year old lefty defenceman Teemu Kivihalme.

.@SportChek Player Alert: The @MapleLeafs have signed defenceman Teemu Kivihalme to a one-year entry level contract.
Details >> https://t.co/HFSLtfICLv#LeafsForever pic.twitter.com/VE4vcudRVS
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) May 7, 2019

From the team’s official release:
Kivihalme, 23, spent the 2018-19 season with Karpat of Finland’s Liiga. In 60 games during the 2018-19 season, Kivihalme recorded nine goals and 21 assists for 30 points, which ranked ninth among Liiga defencemen in scoring. He added nine points (4 goals, 5 assists) in 16 playoff games, which was the third highest point total among Liiga defencemen in the postseason. In Champions League play during 2018-19, Kivihalme recorded five points (2-3-5) in 10 games. Over two Liiga seasons, Kivihalme recorded 50 points (13 goals, 37 assists) in 104 career games, while adding nine points (4 goals, 5 assists) in 34 playoff games, capturing the Liiga championship in 2017-18 and collecting a silver medal in 2018-19.
From our own Nick DeSouza:

Teemu Kivihalme is a 23-year-old LD from Finland. He also has done a “salt bae” celebration after scoring an OT winner.
That’s good enough for me. pic. …

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Author: Adam Laskaris / The Leafs Nation

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