Maple Leafs sign forwards Andreas Johnsson, Kasperi Kapanen to extensions

The Maple Leafs have signed forwards Kasperi Kapanen and Andreas Johnsson to contract extensions, the team announced Friday.

Johnsson’s four-year extension has an average annual value of $3.4 million, and Kapanen’s three-year deal carries an AAV of $3.2 million. 

Johnsson, 24, had a career-high 43 points (20 goals, 23 assists) in 73 games for the  Leafs in 2018-19. In 82 career regular-season games, he has 46 points (22 goals). He has two goals and four assists in 13 career playoff games.

Kapanen, 22, also registered a career high in points last season with 44 (20 goals, 24 assists) in 78 games. He has four goals and one assist in 20 career playoff games.

“(I) wouldn’t wanna play anywhere else in the world,” Kapanen said in a tweet.

Johnsson was drafted by the Maple Leafs in the seventh round (202nd overall) of the 2013 NHL Draft. Kapanen was drafted by the Penguins in the first round (22nd overall) of the 2014 draft and was acquired by Toronto in a July 2015 trade.