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John Tavares joins hometown Maple Leafs on 7-year deal

Star forward John Tavares celebrated Canada Day on Sunday by announcing he’s coming home to realize a boyhood dream of playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The crown jewel of this summer’s free-agent class, the Mississauga, Ont., native has agreed to a seven-year contract worth $ 77 million US, with an average annual value of $ 11 million against the salary cap.

“I just felt this opportunity was so rare,” Tavares said at his introductory news conference at the newly name…
CBC | NHL News

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