Maple Leafs yet to offer new deals to Campbell, Mikheyev

Posted: 23/06/2022 in NHL
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The Toronto Maple Leafs have yet to engage in notable contract negotiations with two key pending unrestricted free agents, according to TSN’s Chris Johnston.

“Their two most significant players that could hit the market, Jack Campbell and Ilya Mikheyev, what stands out to me is that they haven’t actually really done any negotiating at all with those players,” Johnston said on Tuesday’s edition of “Insider Trading.”

“Certainly, there’s ongoing dialogue, there’s been discussions with the camps of those guys, but no numbers exchanged. No real back-and-forth there.”

The Leafs are permitted to sign either player to an extension at any time. Campbell and Mikheyev can sign elsewhere once free agency opens July 13.

Mikheyev is looking to make something in the $4-million to $5-million range on his next contract, according to Johnston. His previous deal paid him $1.645 million annually, but he’s coming off a career-high 21 goals this past season.

Campbell made $1.65 million over the past two seasons but is due for a raise as well. He made the Atlantic Division All-Star team after a terrific start to the 2021-22 campaign and finished the year with a 31-9-6 record, five shutouts, and a .914 save percentage.

The 30-year-old had an .897 clip in the playoffs as the Leafs faltered in the first round once again.

Toronto has approximately $7.8 million in cap space to work with at the moment, according to CapFriendly.

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