The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed free-agent forward Nick Ritchie to a two-year contract worth an annual average value of $2.5 million US.
Ritchie had 26 points on 15 goals and 11 assists in 56 regular season games with the Boston Bruins last season. He added a goal and three assists in 11 playoff games.
Welcome to Toronto, Nick!<br><br>🖊 We’ve signed forward Nick Ritchie to a two-year contract. <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/LeafsForever?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#LeafsForever</a>
The native of Orangeville, Ont., has 59 goals and 137 points in 350 regular-season games over six NHL seasons with the Bruins and Anaheim Ducks. He has added nine points in 38 post-season contests.
Ritchie, 25, was drafted 10th overall by Anaheim in 2014.
In international competition, Ritchie captured a gold medal with Canada at the 2015 world junior championship.