NHL Rumors: Erik Karlsson, Nikita Zaitsev

Wednesday, June 05, 2019 26

Will Erik Karlsson return to the Ottawa Senators? Ottawa Sun: Don Brennan reports Erik Karlsson a two-time Norris Trophy winner is expected to be the most coveted free agent available when the market opens on July 1, a well-connected source says that he hopes to receive competitive offers from two teams in particular — the […]

Leafs sign Nikita Zaitsev to seven-year, $31.5M extension

Tuesday, May 02, 2017 15

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced they have signed a seven-year, $31.5 million extension for defenceman Nikita Zaitsev. Zaitsev, 25, had four goals and 32 assists in 82 games over his rookie season with the team. His 36 points were second among Leafs rearguards. The native of Moscow appeared in four games for the Leafs during […]

NHL Rumors: Leafs, Yakupov, Matthews

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 6

Leafs close to signing KHL defenceman Nikita Zaitsev The Fourth Period: The Toronto Maple Leafs reportedly have interest in defenseman Nikita Zaitsev of the KHL’s CKSA Moscow hockey club. The Leafs interest in Zaitsev has been reported for the last two months, and the belief is the Maple Leafs will sign him at some point […]