Maple Leafs catch Nick Ritchie for 2-year contract
The Toronto Maple Leafs signed a two-year contract with forward Nick Ritchie worth an average of US $ 2.5 million annually.
Ritchie, 25, had 26 points (15 goals, 11 assists) in 56 regular season games with the Boston Bruins last season. He added one goal and three assists in 11 playoff games.
Welcome to Toronto, Nick!
🖊 We signed a two-year contract with forward Nick Ritchie. #LeafsForever
The Orangeville, Ont. Native has 137 points (59 goals, 78 assists) in 350 regular season games in six NHL seasons between the Bruins and Anaheim Ducks. He added nine points (six goals, three assists) in 38 playoff games.
Ritchie was selected by Anaheim in the first round, 10th overall, of the 2014 NHL Draft.
In international competition, Ritchie won a gold medal with Canada at the 2015 World Junior Championships.