Leafs sign Carrick to one-year extension


The Toronto Maple Leafs saw enough good things from Sam Carrick this year to keep him around for another.

On Monday, Toronto announced it had signed Carrick, 23, to a one-year contract extension. The deal comes after the former OHL Brampton standout made his NHL debut and appeared in 16 games for the Leafs, scoring two points while averaging 6:29 TOI per game.

Financial terms of the extension weren’t disclosed. Carrick, who was set to become a restricted free agent, had just wrapped his three-year, entry-level deal that paid $631,666 annually.

Though not overly big — listed at 6-foot, 188 pounds — Carrick has made a name for himself as a bottom-six energy guy that works hard, can throw hits and isn’t afraid to fight. Here’s some handiwork from a scrap in March against Tampa Bay’s J.T. Brown:

All told, Carrick has fought 16 times over the last two seasons while down in the AHL with the Marlies.