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Daily Faceoff predicted the free-agent contracts of Michael Bunting, Ryan O’Reilly, Luke Schenn, and others

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Cam Lewis
1 year ago
Whoever the Toronto Maple Leafs hire to be their next general manager will have a lot of work to do this summer.
Beyond looking for ways to improve the team, the Leafs have eight forwards, five defencemen, and one goaltender who are set to become unrestricted free agents on July 1 and the next general manager will need to decide who’s coming back and who they’re letting go.
Seven of Toronto’s UFAs appeared on Daily Faceoff’s Top 50 Free Agents list: No. 5 Michael Bunting, No. 9 Ryan O’Reilly, No. 28 Alex Kerfoot, No. 30 Luke Schenn, No. 37 David Kampf, No. 45 Erik Gustafsson, and No. 46 Justin Holl.
Below are the contracts that those players are projected to command in free agency. These projections are based on the player’s age, their statistics, and what similar players have signed for in recent years and they don’t consider things like the possibility of a player signing for a hometown discount.

Michael Bunting

2022-23 season statistics: 82 games, 23 goals, 26 assists, 49 points, 103 penalty minutes.
Previous contract: Two years, $950k cap hit. Signed by Toronto Maple Leafs.
Next contract projection: Five years, $5.25 million cap hit.

Ryan O’Reilly

2022-23 season statistics: 53 games, 16 goals, 14 assists, 30 points, 16 penalty minutes.
Previous contract: Seven years, $7.5 million cap hit. Signed by Buffalo Sabres.
Next contract projection: Three years, $5.5 million cap hit.

Alex Kerfoot

2022-23 season statistics: 82 games, 10 goals, 22 assists, 32 points, 30 penalty minutes.
Previous contract: Four years, $3.5 million cap hit. Signed by Colorado Avalanche.
Next contract projection: Four years, $3.5 million cap hit.

Luke Schenn

2022-23 season statistics: 70 games, 4 goals, 18 assists, 22 points, 84 penalty minutes.
Previous contract: Two years, $850k cap hit. Signed by Vancouver Canucks.
Next contract projection: One year, $1.6 million cap hit.

David Kampf

2022-23 season statistics: 82 games, 7 goals, 20 assists, 27 points, 8 penalty minutes.
Previous contract: Two years, $1.5 million cap hit. Signed by Toronto Maple Leafs.
Next contract projection: Two years, $1.8 million cap hit.

Erik Gustafsson

2022-23 season statistics: 70 games, 7 goals, 35 assists, 42 points, 23 penalty minutes.
Previous contract: One year, $800k cap hit. Signed by Washington Capitals.
Next contract projection: Three years, $3.4 million cap hit.

Justin Holl

2022-23 season statistics: 80 games, 2 goals, 16 assists, 18 points, 39 penalty minutes.
Previous contract: One year, $800k cap hit. Signed by Toronto Maple Leafs.
Next contract projection: Three years, $3 million cap hit.

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