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.

Benoit, 25, has skated in 54 games with the Maple Leafs this season, registering five points (one goal, four assists), after signing with the club as a free agent on August 28, 2023. Over the course of his four-year NHL career with the Maple Leafs and Anaheim Ducks, the 6’4, 205-pound native of Laval, Quebec has recorded 20 points (five goals, 15 assists) in 191 regular season games.

Benoit began his professional career as a free agent with the American Hockey League’s San Diego Gulls in 2018-19.