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Toronto Maple Leafs sign Max Domi to one-year, US$3M contract

TORONTO — The Toronto Maple Leafs signed forward Max Domi to a one-year, US$3-million contract on Monday.

Domi, 28, had 20 goals and 36 assists in 80 games split between the Chicago Blackhawks and Dallas Stars last season.

In 19 playoff games with the Stars, he produced three goals and 10 assists.

The Winnipeg-born player is the son of Tie Domi, who played for the Maple Leafs from 1995 to 2006, becoming a fan favourite as an enforcer.

“Home,” Domi tweeted, with a blue heart emoji and a photo of Tie holding him at his locker draped in a Maple Leafs jersey.

Domi joins his seventh NHL team after stints with the Arizona Coyotes, Montreal Canadiens, Columbus Blue Jackets, Carolina Hurricanes, Blackhawks and Stars.

It’s the latest move in an active free agency for the Maple Leafs. Toronto signed winger Tyler Bertuzzi to a one-year, $5.1-million contract on Sunday, a day after signing defenceman John Klingberg and Ryan Reaves.

Toronto also said goodbye to eight players over the weekend as forwards Ryan O’Reilly, Michael Bunting, Noel Acciari and Alexander Kerfoot, along with defencemen Luke Schenn, Justin Holl, Erik Gustafsson and goaltender Erik Kallgren skipped town.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 3, 2023.

The Canadian Press