We are now in NCAA Frozen Four season, which overlaps the NCAA season most of us pay closer attention to, free agent signing season. The Leafs like to dip their toes in that water every year looking for a free wallet, and here’s their latest attempt…
🖋 We’ve signed forward Alex Steeves to a three-year entry level contract for the 2021-22 season.
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) March 28, 2021
So our prospect experts will have a lot more on Alex tomorrow, but we’ll give you the high level overview now.
The 21 year old forward who played for Norte Dame put up 32 points in 29 games this season, including 15 goals. He’s 5’11, 185lbs, and a junior. He’s from New Hampshire, and this was his second strong season of offence after putting up 28 points in 36 games last season.
His contract starts next season, so he’ll get the full three years of development in the Leafs system to see what they can turn him into.
We’ll have a lot more on Steeves tomorrow, but now it’s nice to see the Leafs giving us a few more wildcards in the prospect pool.
The #LeafsForever signed 21 y/o college FA F Alex Steeves to 3 yr ELC:
Yr 1: $750K Salary, $75K Signing Bonus, $80K Miors
Yr 2: $750K/$75K/$80K
Yr 3: $775K/$77.5K/$80K
Cap Hit/AAV $834K
15G 32P in 29 NCAA GP
— PuckPedia (@PuckPedia) March 28, 2021