The Maple Leafs announced today that the hockey club has signed defenceman Teemu Kivihalme to a two-year, two-way contract. The NHL salary of the contract carries an average annual value of $725,000.
Kivihalme, 25, recorded four goals and 14 assists for 18 points with the Toronto Marlies (AHL) in 2019-20. Prior to joining the Maple Leafs organization in 2019, the Cloquet, Minnesota native played a pair of season with Kärpät (Liiga), skating in 104 regular season games and recording 50 points (13 goals, 37 assists). In 34 playoff games with Kärpät, he recorded four goals and five assists, winning an SM-liiga championship in 2018 and capturing a silver medal in 2019.
Kivihalme was originally signed to an entry-level contract by the Maple Leafs on May 7, 2019.