Kaley Jarnrock contract signals the return of the salary cap strategy before the pandemic at Maple Leafs

It may have surprised some when Toronto Maple Leafs signed forward Cali Garnrock on a four-year, $8.4 million deal. It wasn’t that the club didn’t need a brave striker who could play anywhere from the second streak to the last six. The four-year commitment to a player who loses a year by their standards, split between the Seattle Kraken and Calgary Flames, made the move potentially problematic.

It was, of course, until the details of the Garencrock deal emerged when they started to make sense. according to PuckPedia.comThe maximum Jarnkrok deal allowed will be paid out in signing bonuses.