Leafs, Ny­lan­der sign 6-year ex­ten­sion

Hartford Courant (Sunday) - - Sports -

Wil­liam Ny­lan­der’s con­tract im­passe with the Maple Leafs has ended.

The re­stricted free agent signed a six-year deal Satur­day, just be­fore the 5 p.m. dead­line. The deal is worth $10.2 mil­lion this season and $6.9 mil­lion a year the rest of the sea­sons.

Ny­lan­der, the Cal­gary-born Swede selected eighth over­all in 2014, had to sign by the dead­line to be el­i­gi­ble to play this season. He and the club had been at odds on the terms of a new agree­ment af­ter his en­try-level con­tract ex­pired July 1, with ne­go­ti­a­tions forc­ing the 22-year-old winger to miss 26 games.

Ny­lan­der is com­ing off back-to-back 61-point sea­sons. Nazem Kadri broke a tie with 3:20 to play and Zach Hy­man scored twice in the Leafs’ 5-3 vic­tory over the Wild. It was the Leafs’ fourth straight vic­tory and the Wild’s third loss in a row. ... Ben Harpur scored his first ca­reer goal to help the Se­na­tors rout the Sharks 6-2. It was the Se­na­tors’ third win in a row and the Sharks’ fourth straight loss.

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