Maple Leafs extend role players Kyle Clifford and Carl Dahlstrom

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Jan 11, 2022; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Toronto Maple Leafs left wing Kyle Clifford (43) warms up before the game against the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced contract extensions for forward Kyle Clifford and defenseman Carl Dahlstrom on Wednesday.

Cliford’s is a two-year extension through 2023-24 with an average annual value of $762,500. Dahlstrom signed a one-year, two-way extension with an NHL salary of $750,000 in 2022-23.

Maple Leafs extend Kyle Clifford

Clifford, 31, has recorded two assists in 10 games with the Maple Leafs this season. He has 142 points (65 goals, 77 assists) and 879 penalty minutes in 738 games with the Los Angeles Kings, St. Louis Blues and Leafs.

Dahlstrom, 27, has only skated in one game with Toronto this season. He has 10 assists and 14 penalty minutes in 65 career games with the Chicago Blackhawks, Winnipeg Jets and Maple Leafs.

Both players were second-round draft picks, Clifford by the Kings in 2009 and Dahlstrom by the Blackhawks in 2013. Clifford won two Stanley Cups with Los Angeles in 2012 and 2014.

Clifford reacquired by Toronto in November

The Toronto Maple Leafs re-acquired forward Kyle Clifford from the St. Louis Blues back in November for future considerations.

Clifford spent the first nine-plus seasons of his NHL career with the Los Angeles Kings before he was dealt to Toronto at the 2020 trade deadline. He then joined St. Louis during free agency on a two-year deal with a $1 million average annual value.

–Field Level Media