Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Simon Benoit.
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Maple Leafs sign D Simon Benoit to multi-year extension

Published March 29, 2024 at 10:40

The Toronto Maple Leafs have locked up fan-favourite defenceman Simon Benoit to a multi-year contract extension, the team announced on Friday morning.

In a post on X, the Maple Leafs announced that they've agreed to terms on a three-year contract extension with Benoit worth $4.05 million ($1.35 million AAV).

"The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that the hockey club has signed defenceman Simon Benoit to a three-year contract extension. The average annual value of the contract is $1.35 million." The team said via their official website.

The Laval, Quebec native was signed by the Maple Leafs as an unrestricted free agent in late-August, just before training camp began. Benoit was set to become a restricted free agent, but his status changed to unrestricted after his former team, the Anaheim Ducks, decided not to issue him a qualifying offer.

In 54 games for the Maple Leafs this season, the 25-year-old has recorded five points (one goal, four assists), 44 penalty minutes and is a plus-five.

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