G Ilya Samsonov,
VITALS: Age 25, Magnitogorsk, Russia, 6-foot-3, 200 pounds.
SIGNED: One year, $1.8 million US from Washington.
CAREER STATS: 94 GP, 53-23-10, 2.82 GAA, .903 save pctg.
SCOUTING REPORT: Rose to prominence in D.C. when Braden Holtby departed and Henrik Lundqvist didn’t work out … Worked on being more of a stand-up goalie after leaving the KHL … Has a .919 career save percentage against Toronto’s traditional rivals, the Canadiens, and will likely get the home opener start versus Washington in October.
DID YOU KNOW: Was the first goalie picked in the 2015 draft,
RW Nicholas Aube-Kubel
VITALS: Age 26, Slave Lake. Alta.5-11, 187 pounds
SIGNED: One year, $1 million from Colorado Avalanche.
CAREER STATS: 169 GP, 21-29-50, 110 PIM
SCOUTING REPORT: Struggled at the start of last season in Philly, claimed by Colorado on waivers … Hit his stride in Denver, had a single season high 11 goals … If Leafs need someone to crack the Cup curse, he’s the man, accidentally breaking the trophy in the Avs’ on-ice celebration.
DID YOU KNOW: Sister Alex-Anne competed in international figure skating.
C Adam Gaudette
VITALS: Age 25, Braintree, Mass. 6-foot-1, 170 pounds
SIGNED: One year, $750,000
CAREER STATS: 218, 27-43-70, 84 PIM
SCOUTING REPORT: Had 142 points for Northeastern University in 116 games … Injuries in Vancouver’s lineup led to him getting a bigger role and confidence … Traded to Chicago for Matthew Highmore last year, claimed on waivers by Ottawa … Models his name on Patrice Bergeron’s, though his faceoff percentage isn’t great.
DID YOU KNOW: Won the 2018 Hobey Baker Award as the top U.S. collegiate player
G Dennis Hildeby
VITALS: Age 20, Jarfalla, Sweden 6-2, 174 pounds
SIGNED: Three-year ELC, $843,330
CAREER STATS (SHL): 7 GP, 3-2-0, 1.93. .930
SCOUTING REPORT: Drafted 122nd overall last week … His height is listed anywhere from 6-2 to 6-6, but Leafs will get a good look at him this weekend when development camp starts … Under contract to his club team, Farjestad for next season under a transfer rule, but a chance he could join the Marlies.
DID YOU KNOW: Fifth goalie picked in the draft.