Long wait ends – Enroth signs

Rumoured to be a done deal more than a month ago, the Toronto Maple Leafs announced they’d signed free agent goalie Jhonas Enroth to a one-year contract, worth a reported $750K.  enrothHe will back up Fredrik Andersen, who was acquired from Anaheim just before this year’s draft.  Enroth has been a solid #2 during his stints in Buffalo, Dallas and LA since breaking into the league in 2009-10.  In 16 games in LA last season, he posted a 2.17 GAA with a .922 save percentage.  It’s believed the signing and/or announcement thereof was delayed by the Leafs’ pursuit of free agent Jimmy Vesey, which came up short last week and would have had implications for the Leafs’ salary cap – the team is currently believed to be very close to or over the cap depending on the source.

The Leafs made other off-ice news Monday.  GM Lou Lamoriello confirmed to PrimeTime Sports that rugged forward Brandon Prust and defenceman Raman Hrabarenka were invited to training camp on  PTOs.  They also announced Mark Hunter had been formally given the title of assistant GM, a title he shares with Kyle Dubas.  Hunter’s duties, however, aren’t expected to change despite the change in title.  Hunter of course has been key to the Leafs’ scouting efforts and draft selections over the past couple seasons as Director of Player Personnel.