Maple Leafs sign free-agent forward Nick Ritchie for 2 years

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.

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.

Original article: https://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/nhl/maple-leafs-nab-nick-ritchie-for-two-year-deal-1.6125443?cmp=rss

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