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Toronto Maple Leafs Signings and Possible Extensions

On Friday, May 13th, the Toronto Maple Leafs announced the signings of their top two Finnish prospects.

Forward Roni Hirvonen and defenseman Topi Niemelä both signed three-year entry-level deals with the Toronto Maple Leafs. The average annual value (AAV) for both deals is worth $856,666.

Both prospects had a decent 2021-22 season, and both showed improvement in their games. Hirvonen and Niemela will spend the 2022-23 season on loan to the respected Liiga teams in Finland. (stats

20-year-old Hirvonen recorded nine goals and 17 assists for 26 points in 46 games for HIFK of the Finnish Elite League (Liiga) this season.