The Maple Leafs made their first free agent splash late Sunday afternoon, signing centre Jay McClement to a two-year $3-million deal.
McClement spent last season with the Colorado Avalanche following six seasons with the St. Louis Blues. The 29-year-old native of Kingston, Ontario was third among all NHL forward last year in both shorthanded time on ice (248:20) and shorthanded ice time per game (3:06). He won a pair of silver medals on Canada’s junior team: 2002 and 2003.
Also on Sunday the Leafs announced that they have re-signed forward Matt Frattin. The two-year contract is reportedly worth $850,000 per season. Frattin led all Marlies with 10 goals during their run to the Calder Cup Final, despite missing the final series with a knee injury.
The Leafs also came to terms with Marlies captain Ryan Hamilton and goaltender Jussi Rynnas.