Matt Hunwick signs 2-year deal with Leafs
Defenceman has 18 goals, 78 points in 347 games
The Toronto Maple Leafs kicked off free agency by signing defenceman Matt Hunwick to a two-year deal.
The 30-year-old reportedly got $2.4 million US in the deal that counts $1.2 million against the salary cap each year.
Hunwick spent last season with the New York Rangers, scoring two goals and adding nine assists in 55 games.
Hunwick has 18 goals and 60 assists in 347 games with Boston, Colorado and New York.
The Leafs also brought back forward Daniel Winnik, who they traded to Pittsburgh in February, with a two-year, $4.5-million contract.
They also re-signed forward Richard Panik for one year and $975,000, and inked forwards P.A. Parenteau ($1.5 million) and Mark Arcobello ($1.1 million) to one-year deals.
Toronto made the biggest news of the day when it traded right-winger Phil Kessel to the Pittsburgh Penguins in a multi-player deal.