Connor Brown is a hot topic in the city. The ginger-haired assassin, who once played on the same team as Connor McDavid and 29 points, is currently not under contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs. As a restricted free agent, he will more than likely sign soon enough and there isn’t really a situation where he doesn’t start the night on the opening night roster, barring his inclusion in a trade package.
People who were once mad about Zach Hyman online quickly turned to being mad about Connor Brown online.
There’s been a few differing reports about his contract: some have said the team can’t sign him until much closer to the start of the season as the team waits for LTIR to be available to their usage. Others, like The Athletic’s James Mirtle, said that’s all a bunch of beeswax and they can do whatever they want because they’re the big bad Maple Leafs.
After one full season in the NHL but his entry-level contract now past its expiry date, Connor Brown is now seeking a new deal. What kind of contract does he deserve? A bridge deal? A seven-year contract? A MAX TERM, MAX SALARY DEAL? No contract at all?
A contract with a stipulation that he has to learn the saxophone and play it after every win in order to satisfy Lou Lamoriello’s secret love for jazz music?
Let us know in the comments below.
For bonus points: what number do you think he wears next season? As you know, the Leafs’ hot new acquisition Patrick Marleau is more than likely about to take his number.
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