Toronto Maple Leafs sign Kyle Connor to three-year contract

TORONTO — The Toronto Maple Leaf Hockey Club announced today that the club has signed defenseman Kyle Connor, one year after the veteran defender signed a one-year, two-way contract extension.

The agreement, which runs through the 2021-22 season, includes a cap hit of $4.25 million.

Connor is expected to play for the Maple Leafs in the upcoming season.

Connor, 30, spent five seasons in the NHL, the last of which with the Detroit Red Wings, where he played 1,074 NHL games.

He recorded seven goals and 36 assists for 62 points with the Red Wings.

In his NHL career, Connor played with the New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leaves and the Boston Bruins, registering a total of 13 goals and 40 assists for 54 points.

He was named to the NHL All-Rookie Team twice.

Connor earned a spot on the NHL First All-Star Team for the first time in his career in 2012.

Prior to signing with Detroit, Connor spent seven seasons in Washington, earning a total career cap hit (including his entry-level contract) of $6.25,000.

Connor was selected by the Washington Capitals in the fourth round (140th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.