Maple Leafs defenceman Simon Benoit
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BREAKING: Maple Leaf Defenceman on Verge of Re-Signing

Published February 10, 2024 at 12:44
BY DAVE C.
     
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Maple Leafs defenceman Simon Benoit has stated his interest in remaining with the Toronto Maple Leafs. A so called diamond in the rough for the Leafs, as the 25 year old was left to dry by the Anaheim Ducks after not giving him a qualifiying offer during last summer making him a pending UFA. The Leafs went on to sign him at a 775k cap hit for 1 year on August 28th, 2023.


When Maple Leaf reporter Luke Fox asked Benoit if he wants to remain with the Leafs, he answered the following.

"I would love to re-sign. But I don't like to think about it. I just think about my game tonight." - Simon Benoit

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Benoit has 2 points this season in over 30 games, but his defensive play has been crucial to the Maple Leafs success, and has made himself a fan favorite in Toronto. It's always a good feeling when a player wants to stay in a huge hockey market like the Six.

Feel good story for the former Ducks player!
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