As Ryan reported yesterday, the Maple Leafs have re-signed Darryl Boyce to a one-year, two-way extension. The 27-year old forward, who had 13 points in 46 games, will earn $700,000 in the NHL and $105,000 if he is assigned to the Toronto Marlies. His $105,000 AHL salary is key because anything in excess of that number would mean Boyce would have to pass through re-entry waivers if he doesn’t make the team out of camp. The two-way deal is important in that way in terms of the flexibility the Leafs will have with Boyce.
It is nice to see at least one of Boyce or Brent rewarded with a contract by the club. Most would have taken Brent over Boyce in a perfect world but given Brent was getting a one-way contract somewhere else if not here and Boyce has been developing in the Maple Leaf organization since 2007-08 (when the Leafs picked him up as an undrafted free agent), it makes a lot of sense why it’s ultimately Boyce that’s returning.
More links after the jump
The Leafs ink Boyce to a one-year, two-way extension.
Myles Robinson from Editor In Leaf asks the question.
Mike from Vintage Leaf Memories offers 50 sports thoughts on a quiet summer day.
Toronto Marlies beat writer Kyle Cicerella takes a look at Toronto’s depth in net.
Cicerella also caught up with Jerry D’Amigo about how he feels going into next season.
The City of Toronto will take over the MasterCard Centre for Hockey Excellence, carries a debt of $43.4 million according to the Toronto Star.
Other Hockey Links:
Amazing goal scored by Eliezer Sherbatov
The Phoenix Coyotes are the least-improved team on Adam Proteau’s top five (or bottom?) teams.
There are still several servicable free agents available on the open market.
Did Darryl Boyce deserve a one-way contract after his strong play during the second half of last season?