The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that the hockey club has signed forward Jimmy Vesey to a one-year contract valued at $900,000.
Vesey, 27, appeared in 60 games for the Buffalo Sabres during the 2019-20 season, recording nine goals and 11 assists. In 304 career NHL games between Buffalo and the New York Rangers, he has recorded 110 points (59 goals, 51 assists). Prior to beginning his professional career, Vesey appeared in 128 games for Harvard University, registering 80 goals and 64 assists for 144 points. He captured the Hobey Baker Award as the NCAA’s top men’s ice hockey player in 2015-16.
Internationally, Vesey has represented the United States at the senior and U20 levels. The Boston, Mass., native recorded a goal and four assists in seven games at the 2013 World Junior Championships, capturing a goal medal. He also won a bronze medal at the 2015 IIHF World Championships after collecting three assists in nine games.
Vesey was originally selected by the Nashville Predators in the third round (66th overall) of the 2012 NHL Draft.