On Tuesday afternoon the Toronto Maple Leafs announced they had signed 22 year old Petter Granberg (currently rehabbing a torn achilles tendon) and 24 year old Tim Erixon to fresh contracts.
Granberg appeared in 7 games with the Leafs this last season going pointless during that stretch. He was a 4th round selection by the Maple Leafs in 2010 NHL Entry Draft and had 15 points in 53 regular season games with the Toronto Marlies of the AHL. Tim Erixon was claimed off of waivers from the Chicago Blackhawks on March 1, 2015. The former first round pick (23rd, Flames) had 1 goal in 15 games with the Maple Leafs last season.
At the same time of those signings it was announced that the Leafs had also come to terms with Zach Hyman on a 2 year ELC. The 23 yr old Hyman, led the NCAA-Big Ten in scoring last year while playing for the University of Michigan. During that career with Michigan, Hyman scored 89 points in 152 games.
All three of these players will provide depth to the organization, and it would appear that the Leafs are taking care of contracts much sooner than the July 1st feeding frenzy.
Now what do the Leafs have planned for Zach Still, David Booth, and Richard Panik?
Things are heating up in Leafs land but these signings are akin to a single match being lit.