The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed forward Shawn Matthias to a one-year contract worth a reported $2.3 million.
Matthias finished with a career-high 18 goals last season in Vancouver, and he did so in a bottom-six role with barely any time on the power play.
Th 27-year-old can play either center or wing, making him a good match for a team that may or may not trade center Tyler Bozak.
Matthias could also net the Leafs something at the trade deadline, a la Daniel Winnik and Mike Santorelli this past season. That’s assuming Toronto’s out of the playoff picture at that time.