Ritchie signs two-year, $5 million contract with Maple Leafs

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Nick Ritchie signed a two-year, $5 million contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday. It has an average annual value of $2.5 million.

The 25-year-old forward was an unrestricted free agent after not receiving a qualifying offer from the Boston Bruins.

Ritchie scored 26 points (15 goals, 11 assists) in 56 games for the Bruins last season and four points (one goal, three assists) in 11 Stanley Cup Playoff games.

Selected by the Anaheim Ducks with the No. 10 pick in the 2014 NHL Draft, Ritchie has scored 137 points (59 goals, 78 assists) in 350 regular-season games with the Ducks and Bruins and nine points (six goals, three assists) in 38 playoff games.

The Maple Leafs signed Ondrej Kase to a one-year, $1.25 million contract Friday.

Like Ritchie, the 25-year-old forward was an unrestricted free agent after not receiving a qualifying offer from Boston.

Kase did not score a point and was limited to three games for the Bruins last season because of injuries.  

Selected by Anaheim in the seventh round (No. 205) of the 2014 draft, Kase has scored 97 points (43 goals, 54 assists) in 207 games with the Ducks and Bruins and six points (two goals, four assists) in 24 playoff games.

Kase and Ritchie were traded to Boston by Anaheim three days apart on Feb. 21 and 24, 2020.

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