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Toronto Maple Leafs signed William Villeneuve (3 Years / $835,000 AAV)

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Sep 25 at 5:50
#1
William Villeneuve has signed a new contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
ENTRY-LEVEL CONTRACT
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LENGTH: 3 YEARS
EXPIRY STATUS: RFA
SIGNING TEAM: Toronto Maple LeafsToronto Maple Leafs
VALUE: $2,505,000
C.H.% : 1.02
SIGNING DATE: September 25, 2021
SOURCE: CapFriendly
SEASONCLAUSECAP HIT AAV P. BONUSES S. BONUSES BASE SALARY TOTAL SALARY MINORS SALARY
2021-22$835,000$835,000$0$75,000$750,000$825,000$80,000
2022-23$835,000$835,000$0$75,000$750,000$825,000$80,000
2023-24$835,000$835,000$0$80,000$775,000$855,000$80,000
TOTAL$2,505,000$2,505,000$0$230,000$2,275,000$2,505,000$240,000
JUNIOR SALARY: 2021-22: $10,500 | 2022-23: $10,500
Sep 25 at 5:54
#2
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Drastically Overpaid.
Sep 25 at 5:57
#3
Hakuna Matata
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Edited Sep 25 at 6:27
I like his potential.

Will need some time to work on his defensive game, but other than that his skillset offensively is pretty good.

Basically the ceiling is a more balanced Tyson Barrie

That said can never go wrong with an ELC
Sep 25 at 5:58
#4
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Quoting: drewjenkins
Drastically Overpaid.


…it’s an ELC
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Sep 25 at 6:14
#5
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I'm a tad surprised by this ELC...Villeneuve hasn't been that great in juniors, at least to date. Maybe their FO thinks that he's taken a significant step forward in camp, but not a Leafs expert, so I don't really know.
Sep 25 at 6:58
#6
Professional idiot
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I thought Villeneuves were race car drivers.
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Sep 25 at 7:21
#7
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Quoting: Hockyluv21
Maybe their FO thinks that he's taken a significant step forward in camp...


This is what I was thinking. He must has really impressed at camp.
Sep 25 at 8:00
#8
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Quoting: Janasazi
…it’s an ELC


Wow my bad.

I should have been more clear.

It's a joke.
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Sep 25 at 8:31
#9
LongtimeLeafsufferer
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Good luck to him, but he doesn't seem to be NHL material.
Sep 26 at 8:17
#10
DroverD2
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Quoting: Hockyluv21
I'm a tad surprised by this ELC...Villeneuve hasn't been that great in juniors, at least to date. Maybe their FO thinks that he's taken a significant step forward in camp, but not a Leafs expert, so I don't really know.


Quoting: CSStrowbridge
This is what I was thinking. He must has really impressed at camp.


He was good at dev camp. Good enough to get a invite to main roster camp

Major thing is his rights expire this year. Along with O'Connell and Rindell
Sep 26 at 10:21
#11
Nah.
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Can his nickname be…Willy Villy?
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Sep 26 at 3:29
#12
Eternally Optimistic
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Is this now the guy that gets traded along with a conditional 4th for every player in the league?
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Sep 27 at 11:40
#13
Below Market Value
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Loved his work on Arrival, can't wait to see Dune.
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Sep 27 at 12:21
#14
Nah.
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Quoting: dopplsan
Can his nickname be…Willy Villy?


Will Vill.

Bill Vill.

Bill the Villain. Will the villain.

I’m just saying, if this catches on, it started here.
Sep 28 at 10:36
#15
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Edited Sep 28 at 10:42
He wasn;t very good in the rookie games. Unnoticeable was one of the kinder reports.

"William Villeneuve
While Villeneuve did pick up two assists, his performance was much closer to that of an invite than that of a prospect one year out from having his exclusive rights expire. Villeneuve is a high risk, high reward defenceman, but we didn’t see enough of those game-breaking plays from him that made him the worthwhile swing in the 2020 draft.

Factor in his horrendous 2-on-1 defence against Columbus, it’s no secret there’s a long way to go for Villeneuve. The Leafs will lose his exclusive rights in June and there is plenty of time to earn an ELC in the upcoming QMJHL season, but a lacklustre Draft+1 season was only reinforced with an underwhelming rookie tournament showing."

from: https://theleafsnation.com/2021/09/21/standouts-and-disappointments-from-the-leafs-rookie-tournament/

They signed him instead of losing his rights, but recently he was ranked 25th out of 25 prospects for the Leafs, in what was an admittedly weak system compared to most.

(https://www.pensionplanpuppets.com/toronto-maple-leafs-top-25-prospects-under-25/2021/8/16/22625804/toronto-maple-leafs-top-25-under-25-maple-leafs-prospects-william-villeneuve-2020-nhl-draft)
 
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