Maple Leafs sign defenseman Simon Benoit

Simon Benoit (Jenn G, Wikimedia Commons)

According to on Wednesday, the Toronto Maple Leafs have signed defenseman Simon Benoit of Laval, Quebec. The terms of the contract are one year, and worth $775,000.

Benoit has spent the last three seasons with the Anaheim Ducks. In 2022-23, he had three goals and seven assists for 10 points in 78 games. Benoit was a poor -29 with 60 penalty minutes, 82 shots on goal, 128 blocked shots, 216 hits, nine takeaways and 35 giveaways.

In 2022-23, Benoit had one multi-point game, the first of his National Hockey League career. It came on St. Patrick’s Day in a 7-4 Ducks win over the Columbus Blue Jackets. Benoit had a secondary assist on a goal by Scott Harrington of Kingston, Ontario at 14:37 of the first period, which put the Ducks up 2-1 at the time. He then had a second secondary assist on a goal by Max Comtois of Longueuil, Quebec at 3:44 of the second period, which put the Ducks up 3-2. Derek Grant of Abbotsford, British Columbia picked up the other assist on Comtois’s goal in an all-Canadian marker.

In three seasons, Benoit has four goals and 11 assists for 15 points in 137 games. He is a -37 with 84 penalty minutes, 130 shots on goal, 176 blocked shots, 404 hits, 16 takeaways and 57 giveaways. All 11 points Benoit had were even strength.

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