Ilya Samsonov's Substantial Projected Salary for Upcoming Contract Unveiled

Published May 10, 2023 at 3:04 PM

Maple Leafs' Goaltending Challenges

The Maple Leafs experienced numerous issues with their goaltenders throughout the season, but Ilya Samsonov rose to the occasion.

With Matt Murray frequently sitting out due to injuries, Samsonov played in 42 games - a number that far surpassed initial expectations.

Notably, Samsonov boasted impressive stats, registering a 27-10-5 record, which included four shutouts, a .919 save percentage, and a 2.33 GAA.

However, his performance has dipped since the second round commenced.

Despite this, Samsonov has proven to be a valuable asset for the Leafs and is set to become a restricted free agent after the season concludes.

Samsonov's Potential Salary Revealed suggests that if Toronto wants to keep Samsonov, they will need to dig deep into their financial reserves.

His stellar regular season and his first-round playoff performance against Andrei Vasilevskiy will factor into his next contract.

Samsonov is projected to earn an annual salary of $5.178M for four years, a figure that aligns with the league average for starting goaltenders.

For the Leafs to invest such an amount, they will need to execute significant moves during the offseason.

One possibility is trading Matt Murray to create the necessary cap space to sign Samsonov.

Leafs' Goaltending Situation and Playoff Future

As Samsonov is currently injured, the Leafs will turn to Woll for tonight's game. However, the conversation about Samsonov's contract will continue, particularly if the Leafs' playoff journey concludes this evening.

As Read on HockeyPatrol - Potential Salary for Ilya Samsonov's Next Contract Has Been Revealed
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Ilya Samsonov's Substantial Projected Salary for Upcoming Contract Unveiled

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