Ny­lan­der signs 6-year ex­ten­sion with Maple Leafs at dead­line

The Bradenton Herald (Sunday) - - Sports -

Wil­liam Ny­lan­der’s con­tract im­passe with the Toronto 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 Cal­gar­y­born Swede se­lected eighth over­all in 2014, had to sign by the dead­line to be el­i­gi­ble to play in the NHL this sea­son. He and the club had been at odds on the terms of a new agree­ment af­ter his en­trylevel con­tract ex­pired

July 1, with ne­go­ti­a­tions stretch­ing through the sum­mer, into train­ing camp and ul­ti­mately forc­ing the 22-year-old winger to miss 26 games.

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