Toronto Maple Leafs have been granted an extension to keep goalie Jonathan Bernier
Posted On June 17, 2021
The Toronto Maple Leaf Hockey Club has agreed to a two-year contract extension that will keep the goaltender in the organization through 2019-20.
The extension, announced Friday, was negotiated through a series of trade talks with the Los Angeles Kings, the Anaheim Ducks and the Chicago Blackhawks.
It is worth $4.1 million annually.
The club has signed Bernier to a four-year deal, including a $1.25 million signing bonus and a $3.4 million salary-cap hit in 2019-2020.
Bernier, 27, has a record of 9-8-1 with a 2.86 goals-against average and .917 save percentage in 36 games this season.
The Maple Leafs’ current goaltender will be eligible for unrestricted free agency next summer and could be available to sign with any team after that.