The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed Soo Greyhounds defenceman Rasmus Sandin to an entry level contract.
The 18-year-old, who was selected in the first round of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft in June by the Maple Leafs, has reportedly signed for three years at $2.775 million. The deal is an annual cap hit of $925,000 for the duration of the deal.
Selected by the Greyhounds 52nd overall in the Canadian Hockey League Import Draft last summer, Sandin joined the Greyhounds in late-October after starting the season in Sweden.
In 51 games with the Greyhounds, Sandin scored 12 goals and 45 points before adding a goal and 13 points in 24 playoff games.
“He just got better every time we watched him,” Maple Leafs General Manager Kyle Dubas told Sportsnet following the selection of Sandin. “He plays the game on defence that we want to play. He moves the puck, but he also plays defence very well.”