Nylander signs 6-year extension with Maple Leafs at deadline
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 entry-level 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.
Nylander is coming off back-to-back 61-point seasons, including a 201718 campaign that saw him score 20 goals and add 41 assists. He had 49 points at even strength, with a team-high 34 assists. He has 48 goals and 87 assists for 135 points in 185 career games. Nylander has added two goals and six assists in 13 playoff outings.
Senators 6, Sharks 2: Ben Harpur scored his first NHL goal, Craig Anderson stopped 36 shots and the Senators spoiled Erik Karlsson’s return to Ottawa by beating San Jose. Karlsson, the former Senators captain, was playing his first game in Ottawa since he was traded to San Jose in the offseason.
Ryan Dzingel, Mark
Stone, Mikkel Boedker, Magnus Paajarvi and Bobby Ryan also scored for the Senators (12-12-3). Stars 2, Canucks 1: Alex Radulov scored the goahead goal late in the third period as Dallas won in Vancouver. Jamie Benn also scored midway through the third for the Stars, who are 3-1-1 in their last five games. Ben Bishop made 24 saves in his first start since returning from an injury.