Arbitration Date for Ilya Samsonov is Officially set

Published July 10, 2023 at 3:28 PM
BY TRAVIS NEIL
     
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Last off season the Leafs signed a 1-year $1.8 million AAV after the Washington Capitals choose to not qualify the Russian goalie. He became the starter for the Leafs and has filed for arbitration.

Samsonov's Arbitration Date



After a bounce-back year for Ilya Samsonov, reports say he is asking for a new contract of $4-$5 million salary and the Leafs offer is expected to much lower.


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A new contract for Samsonov would mean a trade or buyout is inevitable for Matt Murray.

Samsonov and Murray



The Leafs had a tandem of Samsonov and Murray last season and was going to split games with them. However Samsonov stole the show in Toronto.

Finishing the season with a record of 27-10-5 with a 2.33 goals against average and a save percentage of 0.919.

In the playoffs Samsonov's numbers took a hit where in 8 games he finished with a 3.13 GAA and a 0.898%.

The Leafs will most likely have a tandem of Joseph Woll and Ilya Samsonov.

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