Maple Leafs sign Nick Ritchie to 2-year, $5M deal

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The Toronto Maple Leafs signed forward Nick Ritchie to a two-year contract with an average annual value of $2.5 million, the team announced Saturday.

Ritchie spent last season with the Boston Bruins after the club acquired him from the Anaheim Ducks prior to the 2020 trade deadline. The 25-year-old scored 15 goals and added 11 assists over 56 games this year.

Both Ritchie and recent Leafs addition winger Ondrej Kase became unrestricted free agents after the Bruins failed to extend qualifying offers to them earlier this week.

The Leafs' 23-man roster is now full after the club's recent additions, and they're $1.4 million above the cap limit, according to CapFriendly.

The Ducks selected Ritchie with the 10th pick in 2014. He's played 350 career games, amassing 59 goals and 78 assists.

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