The Maple Leafs have signed Joffrey Lupul to a five-year contract. His new deal will pay him $26.25 million over the lifetime of his contract.
This deal also include a limited no-trade clause. With his limited no-trade clause, he can give the Maple Leafs a list of 14 teams that he would be willing to be traded to.
He has already been apart of four trades in his career. But now, he will be one of the Maple Leafs forwards that will be with the team beyond the 2013-14 seasons.
Lupul joins Mikhail Grabovski and James Van Riemsdyk as the forwards/centers, who are signed past the 2013-14 season. Both of their contracts end after the 2-15-16 season.
Lupul played in the Maple Leafs game yesterday, and played in 9 games during the lockout. He played in those 9 games with Yekaterinburg Automobilist in the KHL in Russia.
He has been with the Toronto Maple Leafs since the 2010-11 season. He played in 26 games with the Anaheim Ducks, before traded to the Leads, where he played in 28 games. He also played in 3 games for the Syracuse Crunch in the American Hockey League that season.
He was with the Ducks in 2009-10 and part of 2010-11. He came to the Ducks in an off-season trade with the Philadelphia Flyers. He played two season for the Flyers in 2007-08 and 2008-09.
He was with the Edmonton Oilers in 2006-07, before starting his career with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in 2003-04. He made it to the NHL with the Might Ducks in 2003-04, where he played in 75 games, and played in 81 games in 2005-06.
He played 3 games with the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks in 2003-04 and 65 games with them in the 2004-05 season.