After a trip to the playoffs in 2012-13, Toronto GM Dave Nonis made a few big moves in the off-season, signing rugged winger David Clarkson to a massive seven-year deal, locking up probable starting goaltender Jonathan Bernier to a two-year deal and inking number one center Tyler Bozak to a five-year contract. This left no place in the organization for Mikhail Grabovski, who was waived before being bought out. The Leafs’ offense, led by Phil Kessel and Nazem Kadri, was the 6th best in the league during the past season but its defense only ranked 18th in the NHL during that span. Will the arrival of Bernier help improve that statistic? Time will tell.

Jonathan Bernier (G), David Clarkson (AD)

Mikhail Grabovski (C), Michael Kostka (D), Mike Komisarek (D)

26-17-5, 57 PTS
5th in the East

Phil Kessel (48 GP, 20 G, 32 A, 52 PTS)
Nazem Kadri (48 GP, 18 G, 26 A, 44 PTS)
J. Van Riemsdyk (48 GP, 18 G, 14 A, 32 PTS)