World News – CA – Maple Leafs Sign TJ Brodie on Four Year Contract


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By Declan Schroeder October 9, 2020

TJ Brodie’s ten-year tenure with the Calgary Flames is over and he will don a sweater for the first time in his NHL career in 2020-21

The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed the defenseman to a four-year contract worth $ 5 million a year

Brodie, 30, initially selected by the Flames 114th overall in the 2008 NHL Draft, has spent his entire 10-year NHL career in Calgary He registered 48 goals and 218 assists for 266 points in 634 games and an average ice time of 22:35

A mobile D-man with a passion for the fast puck, Brodie mostly skated alongside captain Mark Giordano in the Flames’ top duo He was ninth all-time in games played for the franchise

Veteran Brodie will join a fast-paced squad, high octane squad and blue line that already includes Jake Muzzin and Morgan Riellyeval (ez_write_tag ([[580,400], ‘thehockeywriters_com-medrectangle-4’, ‘ ezslot_2 ‘, 664,’ 0 ‘,’ 0 ‘]));

TOR signed TJ Brodie is one of the top four left-handed two-way defenders who plays the right side and, yes, is good defensively #LeafsForever picTwittercom / THzJJy9SKb

Brodie is left-handed, but can play the right side without a problem Given that Muzzin and Rielly are both left-handed, it’s safe to assume that Brodie will be playing one of them in 2020-2021

eval (ez_write_tag ([[580,400], ‘thehockeywriters_com-leader-1’, ‘ezslot_1’, 656, ‘0’, ‘0’])); Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas targeted Brodie last summer and Brodie was part of the proposed trade that would have sent Nazem Kadri up in flames.This deal fell apart when Kadri refused to give up his no-trade clause. p>

Dubas ended up giving Kadri to the Colorado Avalanche along Calle Rosen and a 2020 third round pick in exchange for Tyson Barrie, Alex Kerfoot, and a 2020 sixth round pick This deal worked well for the ‘Avalanche but not so good for the Leafs

Better late than never, they say Brodie will be in the Leafs’ top four for the next four seasons as the Ontario Capital team look – once again – for a way to overtake the first round of the playoffs for the first time since 2003-2004eval (ez_write_tag ([[300,250], ‘thehockeywriters_com-large-mobile-banner-1’, ‘ezslot_4’, 665, ‘0’, ‘0’]));

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World News – CA – Maple Leafs Sign TJ Brodie on four year contract


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