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Luke Schenn was the Leafs' best defenseman this past season. On top of a sound defensive game, he began to discover a bit of an offensive touch as well. He is an RFA this offseason and deserves a raise. Fortunately, his cap hit won't be much higher than it was previously. Expect him to get an extension at $4 million per year—well worth it.
Despite a poor first half of the season, Carl Gunnarsson had an exceptional second half. He should get a short-term (one or two-year) extension around $2 million per year. If Gunnarsson keeps up his solid two-way play, he would be up for a huge raise with his next contract.
No, Tyler Bozak is not the first line center the Leafs were looking for, but he is going to be a very effective third line player in the NHL. His cap hit will drop quite a bit. He should be extended for around $1.5 million per season.
Jay Rosehill was called up as a replacement to the injured Colton Orr. He is an effective fourth liner that brings grit, speed and strong forechecking. He should be signed as the 13th forward, at the very least. His cap hit would probably be somewhere around $750,000.
What needs to be said about James Reimer? Probably the only reason the Leafs went on the second half run that they did, he not only stood on his head but gave his team confidence in themselves. Still, it is unknown whether he can keep it up. Expect Reimer to get a one or two-year extension at $2 million per year. If he keeps his play up, he will cash in on his next contract.
Total cap hit from offseason moves: $10.25 million