Maple Leafs signal goaltender Aaron Dell to one-year offer

The Maple Leafs additional some veteran insurance policy in net Tuesday night, signing goaltender Aaron Dell to a a single-calendar year deal value $800,000 (U.S.).

Dell, 31, played 33 game titles for the San Jose Sharks in 2019-20, going 12-15-3 with a 3.01 objectives-in opposition to typical and a .907 help save share for a team that missed the playoffs.

The Airdrie, Alta., indigenous has 107 profession game titles under his belt — all with San Jose, who signed him as an undrafted absolutely free agent out of the College of North Dakota.

Dell has been Martin Jones’ backup considering that 2016. The 33 online games he played last yr were a vocation significant.

He could push Jack Campbell as the backup to Frederik Andersen with the Leafs.

The Leafs ended up in require of goaltending following making it possible for 3rd-stringer Kasimir Kaskisuo, who experienced been the prime netminder with the AHL Marlies, to go away as a absolutely free agent. Kaskisuo signed Tuesday with the Nashville Predators.

Toronto also has minimal-leaguers Joseph Woll and Ian Scott underneath contract.

A handful of seasoned goalies continue to be readily available on the free agent current market, which include Craig Anderson, Ryan Miller and Jimmy Howard.

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