Maple Leafs sign Travis Dermott to one-year contract extension

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced on Friday that they have signed restricted free agent defenceman Travis Dermott to a one-year contract extension worth $874,125. Dermott made his Leafs debut in the 2017-2018 season and has played in 157 regular season games over the last three seasons, registering nine goals and 31 assists.

$874,125. https://t.co/vGx2v2on0R
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) October 23, 2020

Dermott has put up very strong underlying defensive numbers through the early part of his career, and he will look to earn an opportunity to do that against tougher competition this coming season as he jostles for a lineup spot with the likes of Justin Holl, Mikko Lehtonen, Zach Bogosian, and Rasmus Sandin.
The salary for Dermott’s new contract is equivalent to what his qualifying offer was so this is a deal that will provide him with a chance to prove he is a valuable part of this team’s future. With Ilya Mikheyev and Dermott signing new contracts, the Leafs lone remaining restricted free agent is the newly acquired Joey Anderson.

Travis Dermott’s new contract (one year at $874,125) is equal to what his qualifying offer was. Good value for the Leafs. And a prove-it contract for Dermott, who …

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Author: Nick Richard / The Leafs Nation

Toronto Raptors: A model NBA franchise in racial equality

Toronto Raptors: A model NBA franchise in racial equality

In what has been a difficult year for the world and the Toronto Raptors because of COVID-19, the troubles were exacerbated by racial inequality. It’s a subject that nearly derailed the restart of the NBA season, but the Raptors are an example of how to be in these turbulent times. The Toronto Raptors lost a […]
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Toronto Six Name Digit Murphy as Franchise’s First Head Coach

Toronto’s new NWHL team, The Toronto Six, has named Margaret “Digit” Murphy as their first head coach.

NEWS: We have named Digit Murphy as our first head coach in franchise history
: https://t.co/jv5ZxeGDwc pic.twitter.com/xwLXqG4lNr
— Toronto Six (@TheTorontoSix) October 20, 2020

Murphy is also the franchise’s president, a role she will maintain as she steps into her coaching position. She brings extensive coaching experience to the team, and has been involved in all aspects of the franchise’s development.
Looking forward to following The Six this upcoming season!

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Author: MerOutLoud / The Leafs Nation

Toronto Raptors: Kawhi Leonard’s request could help the Raptors

Former Toronto Raptors superstar, Kawhi Leonard, has another request of the Los Angeles Clippers. It could be beneficial for the Toronto Raptors if the right terms are agreed to. Last summer, after helping the Toronto Raptors win the 2019 NBA Championship, Kawhi Leonard made a significant request to determine where he’d sign in free agency. […]
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Jumbo Joe is a Toronto Maple Leaf

Joe Thornton is a Toronto Maple Leaf, at least, according to the Leafs.

We’ve got a JUMBO announcement
Joe Thornton has signed a one-year contract! #LeafsForever
Details: https://t.co/ZfHrvgA7FB pic.twitter.com/GLKDyXfvNb
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) October 16, 2020

According to Chris Johnston, he has taken the Jason Spezza route and signed for league minimum.

Joe Thornton’s contract with the #leafs includes no 35-plus performance bonuses. He signed just for the league minimum salary: $700,000.
Big help for Toronto’s cap situation.
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) October 16, 2020

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Author: Scott Maxwell / The Leafs Nation

Rating the three new Toronto Raptors jersey for upcoming season

The Toronto Raptors have finally revealed three out of five new jerseys they’ll be wearing in the upcoming season. It felt like just yesterday that the Toronto Raptors said they were going for a new look. Many were of the opinion that they’d bring back the beloved purple back into their color scheme. But the […]
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Author: Alexandro Fidanza / Raptors HQ

Maple Leafs sign Aaron Dell to one year deal

The Toronto Maple Leafs have announced that they signed Aaron Dell to a one-year, $800 million contract.

We’ve signed Aaron Dell to a one-year contract. #LeafsForever
Details: https://t.co/SgtzT0Ayw0 pic.twitter.com/Ji7bFRYN6m
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) October 14, 2020

TLN’s Jon Steitzer was right on the money with this piece from earlier today Leafs should be shopping for a third string goaltender
 
From the press release:
Dell, 31, played in 33 games with the San Jose Sharks in 2019-20, posting a 12-15-3 record with a 3.01 goals-against average and a .907 save percentage. In 107 career NHL appearances with San Jose, the Airdrie, Alberta native owns a 48-34-12 record with a 2.76 goals-against average, a .908 save percentage and five shutouts.
Dell originally signed with the Sharks as a free agent on March 4, 2015.
Dell can play a key role in this organization, serving as a mentor to a young Joseph Woll. He also serves as a reliable number three with NHL experience.
 
 
 

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Author: Marsha Joseph / The Leafs Nation

Toronto Raptors: Who will play center for Raptors in 2020?

The Toronto Raptors have many decisions to make during the off-season in 2020. There are options if it’s not Serge Ibaka or Marc Gasol. The Toronto Raptors will have to make some hard decisions this off-season, and chief among those choices is who will play center? This past season it was Marc Gasol and Serge […]
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Toronto Raptors: DeRozan explains role he had on Raptors young players

Former Toronto Raptors player, DeMar DeRozan, had lots to say on his time on the Raptors, including acting as a role model to VanVleet, Siakam, and Powell. DeMar DeRozan, a player Toronto Raptors fans love because of the dedication and heart he had when playing here. DeRozan has done a lot while being in Toronto. […]
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Toronto Raptors: The top unrestricted free agents to sign

The Toronto Raptors recently lost in the second round in game seven to the Boston Celtics. With the off-season slowly approaching, the Raptors need to turn their focus towards adding to their already talented roster. Although this free-agent class is not nearly as star-studded as next year, the Toronto Raptors can build on their current […]
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Author: Jeremy Wilks / Raptors HQ