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Maple Leafs sign Nikita Gusev to a PTO

Toronto Maple #Leafs have signed UFA forward Nikita Gusev to a Professional Try Out.

Gusev split his time between NJ and Florida last season, scoring 4 goals and adding 6 assists in 33 games.— CapFriendly (@CapFriendly) September 17, 2021

Once upon a time, Nikita Gusev was the easy answer to: Who is the best player not in the NHL? The former Tampa draft pick, 202nd overall in 2012, eventually moved from CSKA, where he played when he was drafted, down through a lower-ranked KHL team, until he blossomed with SKA St.