Leafs and Reimer reach two-year deal and avoid arbitration

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7/25/2014 4:50:16 PM
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The Toronto Maple Leafs have agreed to a two-year contract with goaltender James Reimer, avoiding salary arbitration. 

Reimer's agent Ray Petkau tweeted the signing on Friday, while TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger reports that the deal has an average annual value of $2.3 million.

Both sides were scheduled to have their arbitration meeting on Monday. 

Reimer saw his playing time diminish in 2013-14 after the Leafs acquired Jonathan Bernier last summer from the Los Angeles Kings. In 36 games with the Leafs last season, Reimer posted a 12-16-1 record, a .911 save percentage and a 3.29 goals-against average.

In four seasons with the Maple Leafs, the 26-year-old has appeared in 140 career games, compiling a 65-48-15 record with a 2.84 goals-against average and .912 save percentage with 11 shutouts.

The Winnipeg native led Toronto to its first playoff appearance in nine years during the lockout-shortened season in 2013. He went 3-4 with a 2.88 goals-against average and .923 save percentage in the Maple Leafs' seven-game loss to the Bruins in the opening round of the Eastern Conference playoffs.

Originally selected by the Maple Leafs in the fourth round (99th overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, Reimer just completed the final year of a three-year deal he signed with the Leafs prior to the 2011-12 season worth an average annual value of $1.8 million.


James Reimer (Photo: Claus Andersen/Getty Images)


(Photo: Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

Leafs' 2014-15 Cap Hits


Phil Kessel - $8 million

Joffrey Lupul - $5.25 million

David Clarkson - $5.25 million

J. Van Riemsdyk - $4.25 million

Tyler Bozak - $4.25 million

Leo Komarov - $2.95 million

Nazem Kadri - $2.9 million

Mike Santorelli - $1.5 million

David Booth - $1.1 million

Petri Kontiola - $1.1 million

Colton Orr - $925,000

Carter Ashton - $850,000

Matt Frattin - $800,000

Peter Holland - $775,000

Trevor Smith - $550,000


Dion Phaneuf - $7 million

Cody Franson - $3.3 million

Stephane Robidas - $3 million

Roman Polak - $2.75 million

Morgan Rielly - $894,167

Jake Gardiner - RFA


Jonathan Bernier - $2.9 million

James Reimer - $2.3 million

Players signed: 22

Retained Salary/Carryover: $2.48 M

Leafs' Cap Payroll: $64.6 M

2014-15 NHL Cap: $69.0 M

Top Backup Goalie Cap Hits

For 2014-15 Season

Viktor Fasth (EDM) - $2.9 M

Karri Ramo (CGY) - $2.75 M

James Reimer (TOR) - $2.3 M

Anton Khudobin (CAR) - $2.25 M

Josh Harding (MIN) - $1.9 M

Jonas Gustavsson (DET) - $1.85 M

Alex Stalock (SJ) - $1.6 M

Evgeni Nabokov (NYI) - $1.55 M

Reto Berra (COL) - $1.45 M

Source: Capgeek

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