Early Monday morning the Toronto Maple Leafs PR account announced that the Leafs had come to terms with Center Shawn Matthias, formerly of the Canucks.
#Leafs announce they have signed forward Shawn Matthias to a one-year contract.
— Leafs PR (@LeafsPR) July 6, 2015
The 6’4” and 223 pound forward, was given a 1 year deal worth a “reported” 2.3 million dollars as an unrestricted free agent.
The signing comes as a welcome addition to a depleted Center position that is still in its transition period. A year deal gives both team and player options once the season has played out and this can be seen as a welcome addition in the size department.
Matthias had 18 goals and 9 assists last season for Vancouver and will look to get more opportunities for bigger minutes in Toronto.
Also of note (according to Jonas Siegel) that Mike Babcock hinted there would be MORE Leafs signings today. Would not elaborate further.