The Toronto Maple Leafs continued to chip away at their depth positions today, signing forward Tyler Ennis to a 1-year contract at the league minimum salary of $650,000.

Ennis is a player that’s had a lot of ups and downs throughout his NHL career but still continues to intrigue¬†many. Drafted by the Buffalo Sabres with their second first-round pick of the 2008 draft, the 5’9 winger was known as one of the WHL’s most electrifying forwards in his day, proving his worth in his draft year by exploding for 91 points in 70 games after a contingent of future NHLers moved out of his way.

Ennis hit the ground running in his professional career, earning rookie of the year honours in the AHL in 2010 and scoring at about a 50 points-per-year pace in his first five NHL seasons, even as the Sabres tailspun themselves into a scorched-earth rebuild. Unfortunately, Ennis’ 2015/16 was a heartbreaker, as he suffered two different concussions before New Years. His season ended just before New Years as a result, having played just 19 games before the first concussion and 23 overall.

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