Leafs sign David Booth to a 1-year deal

Michael Amato




The fantasy impact of the Maple Leafs signing David Booth



Fantasy Impact: The Toronto Maple Leafs signed forward David Booth to a one-year contract worth a reported $1.1 million.


The Leafs get: A once 30-goal scorer who struggled with injuries over the past few seasons. Booth has missed significant time over the last three campaigns, but when healthy, he has proven to be a 20-30 goal man. 


It’s a low risk move for the Leafs, much like the Mason Raymond deal last year, which turned out pretty well. Booth should provide the bottom six with some much needed depth and could push the second line wingers in a best case scenario.


Fantasy players impacted: 


Booth figures to start on the third line, if you assume line one is Kessel-Bozak-van Riemsdyk and line two is Lupul-Kadri-Clarkson. Although based on last year’s play Clarkson’s job is anything but safe, e