Maple Leafs Re-sign Lupul.

The Toronto Maple Leafs today announced the re-signing of winger Joffrey Lupul to a five year, $26.25 million contract extension.

Leafs re-sign Lupul to five-year deal.

Leafs re-sign Lupul to five-year deal.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Lupul’s new deal is an average annual cap hit of $5.25 million, and takes effect next season. The Leafs now have 13 players signed for ’13-’14 at a cap hit of just over $47.040 million. He had a career year with the Leafs last season, netting 25 goals and 67 points in 66 games last season playing on Phil Kessel’s line.

Still, the 29-year-old Lupul also has an injury history (back surgery three years ago, and shoulder surgery last year), so this move does come with some risk. If he stays reasonably healthy and maintains his offensive chemistry with Kessel, this could prove a worthwhile signing, especially if the Leafs can keep Kessel in the fold beyond July 2014.

4 Comments

  1. These GM’s should give there heads a shake. Good for Lupul but way to long of a deal and to much money for a injury prone player with one decent season.

  2. Compared to some of the contracts that have been given out in the past year or so this one isn’t that bad. Would 3 years of been better, probably, but with shorter term I’m sure the dollars go up. I like this better the. The grabovski contract

  3. I have a feeling this was more of a move to retain Kessel then Lupul. If Lupul can stay healthy and produce like last year then it is a solid deal, if it can help retain Kessel then it is a solid deal. But if the injury bug hits or production declines, this could turn out to be premature.

  4. Good times too be slightly above average player in the NHL. Good thing we had a lockout…