St. Catharines native signs two year extension with Maple Leafs


Published February 9, 2023 at 3:51 pm

Conor Timmins is set for the next two years after signing a contract extension with the Toronto Maple Leafs. (Photo:

St. Catharines native and defenceman Conor Timmins inked a two-year, $2.2 million contract extension with the Toronto Maple Leafs today (Feb. 9), the NHL club announced earlier.

The Leafs picked up the right-shooting Timmins from the Phoenix Coyotes in late November when their blue line was riddled with injuries.

While he saw a lot of ice time at the beginning with the Buds, the return of a handful of defencemen from the injured reserve has seen him play only sporadically since that time, though coach Sheldon Keefe does insert him every third game or so.

Timmins, 24, has scored most of his career points with Toronto after stints in Phoenix and Colorado, who drafted him in 2017.

He has notched 12 points with the Buds, including his first NHL goal, after just seven assists with the Coyotes and Avalanche combined. At this point, Timmins has played 59 career NHL games.

Locally, there is some dispute over whether Timmins is a St. Catharines or Thorold native. He played a great deal of hockey in Thorold but the NHL has his birthplace listed as St. Catharines.

Conor Timmins holds up the puck from his first-ever NHL goal, notched
a month ago in a 6-2 Leafs win over the Flyers.

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