Latest Maple News: Toronto Maple Leafs Confirm Linked To Reunion With ‘Value’ Free Agent Forward

**Maple Leafs Eye Reunion with ‘Value’ Free Agent Michael Amadio**

The Toronto Maple Leafs might pursue a reunion with Vegas Golden Knights forward and former Toronto winger Michael Amadio in free agency, as suggested by Jonas Siegel of The Athletic.

Amadio, who completed a two-year contract with a cap hit of $762,500, became a Stanley Cup champion with Vegas in the 2023 season. Siegel described Amadio as a “middle-six/bottom-six” player who could provide valuable performance under the salary cap.

Toronto enters the offseason with $18.8 million in cap space but only 16 players on their active roster. Siegel highlighted Amadio’s potential to offer low-cost secondary scoring, likely fitting in a fourth-line role alongside David Kampf.

Amadio, who is 6-foot-1 and over 200 pounds, can play all three forward positions and brings a physical presence. He signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Leafs three years ago but was claimed by Vegas after only three games, where he thrived as a bottom-six forward with 41 goals in 193 regular-season games over three seasons.


Despite the potential return to Toronto, Amadio might seek to re-sign with the Golden Knights, given his success and recent championship win with the team.

Originally drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in 2014, Amadio played for the Kings, Ottawa Senators, and the Leafs before finding a steady role in Vegas under coach Bruce Cassidy. In the 2023 regular season, he scored 14 goals and 13 assists in 73 games, adding 2 points in 4 playoff games.

As free agency approaches on July 1, the Leafs have several key players entering the market, including Tyler Bertuzzi, Max Domi, and T.J. Brodie. Adding Amadio could provide cost-effective depth and scoring as the team enters a new era under head coach Craig Berube.

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