NHL free agents: Victor Mete signs with Maple Leafs

NHL free agent: Victor Mete signs with Maple Leafs

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After the Ottawa Senators decided not to give him a qualifying offer, defenseman Victor Mete signed a one-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

That's what the team announced, a day after the National Hockey League (NHL) free agent market opened.

Mete has played 51 games in the uniform of the “Sens” during the last two campaigns. He had one goal and eight assists for nine points with this team.

The Ottawa club acquired him after the Montreal Canadiens put his name on waivers in April 2021. 24-year-old guard had been a fourth-round pick (100th overall) of the CH in the 2016 draft.

Benn too

Mete is not not the only former Habs member to sign a one-year contract with the Leafs on Thursday. Indeed, defender Jordie Benn has also signed with the Queen City team.

This is Benn's sixth team in the NHL, he who also worked for the Stars of Dallas, Vancouver Canucks, Winnipeg Jets and Minnesota Wild. The 34-year-old veteran played just over two seasons with the Canadiens, from 2017 to 2019.

Last year, with the Wild, he had one goal and seven assists for eight points in 39 parts.