The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that the hockey club has agreed to terms with free agent forward John Tavares on a seven-year contract. The annual average value of the contract is $11 million.
Tavares, 27, joins the Maple Leafs after nine seasons with the New York Islanders. In 669 career NHL games, he has registered 621 career points (272 goals, 349 assists) and has 22 points (11 goals, 11 assists) in 24 career Stanley Cup playoff games. He served as captain of the Islanders for the past five seasons and ranks fifth in New York franchise history in both assists and points, while sitting seventh among all-time Islanders in goals.