Jarnkrok joins Maple Leafs on 4-year, $8.4M contract

Posted: 16/07/2022 in NHL
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The Toronto Maple Leafs signed versatile forward Calle Jarnkrok to a four-year contract with an average annual value of $2.1 million, the team announced Friday.

The deal includes a limited no-trade clause, according to TSN’s Chris Johnston.

Jarnkrok recorded 12 goals and 18 assists in 66 games split between the Seattle Kraken and Calgary Flames last season. Calgary picked him up from Seattle at the trade deadline, but he notably struggled with the Flames, failing to score in 17 contests.

The Kraken scooped up the Swede in the expansion draft from the Nashville Predators, where Jarnkrok spent the first eight years of his career.

Jarnkrok, who has experience playing both center and wing, has been a consistent middle-six contributor in his career, averaging 15 goals and 20 assists per 82 games. The 30-year-old’s underlying numbers over the last three seasons are fairly average:

Evolving-Hockey.com

Evolving-Hockey projected Jarnkrok would sign a four-year deal with an AAV of $4.4 million.

The Maple Leafs currently have $757,000 in cap space with a roster of 21 players. They still have two restricted free agents to sign in Pierre Engvall and Rasmus Sandin, so a move to clear cap space may be on the horizon.

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