After logging some big minutes with the Tampa Bay Lightning during their Stanley Cup-winning run inside the bubble, defenseman Zach Bogosian has signed a one-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Bogosian joins T.J Brodie in Toronto. General Manager Kyle Dubas had made it no secret he was looking to sure up his backend after a failed experiment with Tyson Barrie last season.
Welcome to Leafs Nation, Zach!
We've signed Zach Bogosian to a one-year contract. #LeafsForever
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) October 11, 2020
Bogosian was a first-round pick in the 2008 draft for the Atlanta Thrashers and brings over 640 games of NHL experience to a team that desperately needs to provide goaltender Freddie Anderson with a better supporting cast in front of him. Bogosian looked all but done after being bought out from the Buffalo Sabres, but once he signed with the Lightning and had some quality players around him, he began to show that skill that has made him a mainstay in the league for the past decade.