Barn Burner Exclusive: John Tavares Signs With The Toronto Maple Leafs

By: Brad Shepard

Sunday, July 1, 2018

  In an exclusive report, Barn Burner first reported today on Twitter at 12:16 PM ET that NHL free agent John Tavares would sign with the Toronto Maple Leafs, on a 7-year, $77 million deal.

  Tavares, 27, is a five-time All-Star who has spent his entire NHL career with the New York Islanders.  The Islanders drafted him with the first overall pick in 2009.  Tavares was one of the hottest players available during free agency.

  Approximately an hour after our exclusive report, Fox Sports confirmed the contract value, and Tavares confirmed that he signed with the Maple Leafs on Twitter.


'I’m thrilled to be starting a new chapter of my career and life in Toronto with the @MapleLeafs. I feel very fortunate to come join a team with a great young core and play where I grew up learning and loving the game. I can’t wait to get started!'


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