Leafs sign Travis Boyd to a 1 year deal โ€“ TheLeafsNation


Okay, so maybe itโ€™s not the big splash of T.J. Brodie, or even the ripple in the pool of Wayne Simmonds, but Travis Boyd is definitely in or around the water in some way.

From the press release:

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The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that the hockey club has signed forward Travis Boyd to a one-year contract valued at $700,000.

Boyd, 27, split his 2019-20 season between the Washington Capitals and Hershey Bears (AHL). In 24 games with the Capitals, Boyd recorded three goals and seven assists before adding a goal in four Stanley Cup playoff games. The Edina, Minn., native has registered 31 points (eight goals, 23 assists) in 85 NHL regular season games and has appeared in six career Stanley Cup playoff games, recording a goal. He has skated in 221 career AHL regular season games, all with Hershey, and registered 172 points (57 goals, 115 assists). He has three goals and 14 assists in 33 career Calder Cup playoff games.

Boyd was originally selected by the Washington Capitals in the sixth round (177th overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft.

At $700k, itโ€™s easy to like affordable depth, and Boyd could easily be in competition for one of the 4th line roles next season, including the 4C position.