Habs secure future, Leafs make a splash as NHL free agency continues

Patrick Marleau, left, signed a three-year deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs, while the Montreal Canadiens re-signed star goalie Carey Price to a long-term contract on Sunday. (CBC Sports)

By Stephen Whyno, The Associated Press, July 2, 2017 

Sharks re-sign Thornton, Capitals free up space

Carey Price couldn’t imagine wearing anything but a Canadiens uniform, while Patrick Marleau agonized about trading in his Sharks jersey for a Maple Leafs one.

On Sunday, Price signed an $84 million US eight-year extension that means he’ll likely finish his career in Montreal, Marleau left San Jose to sign an $18.75 million, three-year deal with Toronto, and longtime running mate Joe Thornton re-signed with the Sharks for one year and $8 million.

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