The Toronto Maple Leafs awarded goaltender Aaron Dell a one-year contract on Tuesday.
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The 31-year-old will receive $ 800,000 in 2020-2021. He should logically be in competition with Jack Campbell for the post of second to Frederik Andersen.
Dell has played in the National Hockey League since the 2016-2017 season. He spent all of his campaigns with the San Jose Sharks, the organization that hired him as a free agent in 2015.
Last year, he played 33 games and maintained a 12-15-3 record, a 3.01 goals-against average and a .907 save rate.
With this hiring, the Maple Leafs exceed the salary cap by a few hundred thousand dollars. Prior to Dell’s arrival, the team had only $ 400,000 available, according to the capfriendly.com website.