The Toronto Maple Leafs turned to a familiar face on the second day of NHL free agency, signing defenseman Roman Polak to a one-year contract on Saturday.
Yes, that’s right.
Prior to the trade deadline in February, the Leafs sent Polak and forward Nick Spaling to the San Jose Sharks in exchange for Raffi Torres and a pair of second round picks (2017, 2018).
The Leafs aren’t bringing Polak back to add offense to their blue line.
Polak scored one goal and 15 assists last season between Toronto and San Jose, and was used primarily in the Sharks’ bottom defensive pairing in their run to the Stanley Cup Final.