NHL free agency 2019: Maple Leafs sign trade acquisitions Kerfoot and Ceci

first_imgThe Maple Leafs have nearly finished filling up their roster.Toronto signed newly acquired center Alexander Kerfoot and defenseman Cody Ceci to new contracts on Thursday. Kerfoot joins the team on a four-year deal with an AAV of $3.5 million. Ceci agreed to a one-year contract worth $4.5 million. Ceci, 25, headlined the Senators’ package in the trade for Nikita Zaitsev and Connor Brown. The sixth-year veteran tied his career-high with 26 points (7-19–26) last season in 74 games.Maple Leafs, Senators six-player swap is a win-win as Zaitsev, Ceci start anewAccording to CapFriendly, Toronto now has an estimated $3,765,301 in cap space. However, The Fourth Period’s David Pagnotta reports that the team is a few roster moves away from having over $11 million, keeping them in play to re-sign Mitch Marner.Looking at the Leafs cap situation: Add Kerfoot’s $3.5M AAV & Ceci’s $4.5M AAV. Factor in Horton’s $5.3M going on LTIR and 4 players on the current roster making avg $700K each being moved to the AHL to start the year, the Leafs have $11.165M in cap flexibility to play with.— David Pagnotta (@TheFourthPeriod) July 4, 2019 The Leafs traded for Kerfoot, 24, along with Tyson Barrie and a sixth-round draft pick from the Avalanche in exchange for Nazem Kadri and Calle Rosen. He posted 42 points (15-27-42) with a minus-nine rating in 78 games last season. Kerfoot failed to find the back of the net in his 12 playoff games, but notched three assists.MORE: Maple Leafs acquire Tyson Barrie, gain key right-handed defensemanlast_img read more