Toronto Maple Leafs ink goalie Reimer

July 27, 2014 - 1:24:12 am

TORONTO: The Toronto Maple Leafs and goaltender James Reimer agreed to a two-year contract, the team announced yesterday.

No financial terms were disclosed, but Hockey Night in Canada reported the contract has an average annual value of $2.3 m.

Reimer, a restricted free agent, and the Maple Leafs had a salary arbitration hearing scheduled tomorrow.

Reimer, 26, went 12-16-1 with a 3.29 goals-against average and .911 save percentage in 36 games with the Maple Leafs in 2013-14, but finished the season by losing eight of his final nine decisions.

The Detroit Red Wings re-signed forward Landon Ferraro to one-year contract. According to reports, it is a two-way deal worth $550,000 at the NHL level.

Ferraro, a 2009 second-round pick (No. 32) of the Red Wings, made his NHL debut last season. 

He had two shots on goal and two penalty minutes while averaging 8:58 of ice time in four regular-season games.

Ferraro is the son of former NHL player and current TSN broadcaster Ray Ferraro.

Nathan Walker, who last month became the first Australian drafted into the NHL, has inked a three-year, entry-level contract with the Washington Capitals, the team said.

Meanwhile, Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan announced the signing of the 20-year-old left wing, who was taken 89th overall in the draft.

Walker registered 11 points (five goals and six assists) and 40 penalty minutes in 43 games with the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League in 2013-14.

During the 2012-13 season, Walker recorded 27 points (seven goals, 20 assists) and 63 penalty minutes in 29 games with the Youngstown Phantoms of the USHL.

Walker represented Australia at the International Ice Hockey Federation’s 2011 World Championship Division II tournament and at the 2012 World Championship Division 1 Group B tournament.