The Maple Leafs entered the KHL again, this time for a big attacker.
The club announced Wednesday that it has signed the choice in the second round of 2016 (31st overall) Egor Korshkov for a two-year contract from next season. The 22-year-old also signed a professional test with Marlies, who starts the second round of the AHL playoffs tonight at home against Cleveland.
Leafs coach Mike Babcock said last week the club has a big striker or two coming and Korshkov fits in at 6-foot 4.
Korshkov spent 2018-19 with KHL's Lokomotiv Yaroslavl and scored five points in 19 games during the regular season before collecting three assists in nine playoff games.
He scored 65 points (24 goals, 41 assists) in 172 KHL career games, all with Lokomotiv, between 2014-19.
He has been in the Russia squad at both the senior and amateur level, earning silver at the 2016 World Cup.