Why not put pressure on the guy before the ink is even dry on his contract? We’ll spend the rest of this post walking back the title to something reasonable, but the we’ll start off by noting the organization’s shift towards bringing in as many goaltending prospects as possible in past few years. Now we’ll tell you who the new guy is…
We’ve signed goaltender Erik Källgren to a two-year, two-way contract. #LeafsForever
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— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) May 19, 2021
So that’s the guy. What we know about him comes largely from his eliteprospects page. He’s 24, 25 at the start of next season. He’s 6’3 and 198 lbs, so he’s sized like your prototypical goaltender, he’s Swedish, he’s a former pick of the Coyotes, but was buried behind a couple of their goaltending prospects who are now establishing themselves, and he was a teammate of Leafs prospect Pontus Holmberg this year, which means he was part of that championship team. Fun fact there, he had a .930 save percentage in the playoffs.
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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation