BREAKING: Ilya Samsonov Close to Signing Extension in Toronto

Published July 10, 2023 at 8:31 PM
BY DAVID MACINTYRE
     
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BREAKING: Ilya Samsonov Close to Signing Extension in Toronto



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Goaltending has been a spot of bother for the Toronto Maple Leafs in recent seasons, but it looks like the future in net will soon be solidified.

According to Frank Seravalli, Ilya Samsonov is very close to signing a contract extension with the Leafs, after playing on a one-year deal at $1.8 million AAV. Speaking on the DFO Rundown podcast on Monday, Seravalli says Samsonov and the Leafs are headed toward re-upping long-term.

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Though it was unclear at the start of last year who would claim the #1 spot in net for the Leafs between him and Matt Murray, Samsonov has seized his opportunity, posting a 2.33 goals-against average, a .919 save percentage and 27 wins in his debut season in Toronto.

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