Will be 30 years old.
Last contract was a 4 year $13.45 million deal, where he averaged about 20 goals 30 assists. And now (in just 24 games) has put up 20 goals and 10 assists for 30 points.
Assuming he makes it to UFA status, would you make an offer? Seeing as the cap is tight now... do you move hell on earth to bring him back (ie. buyout Liles, [enter big caphit here]) or do you pass on him thinking he will regress and is this season is just an aberration.
Steen is one of my favourite past Leaf players and if it weren't for Bozak's deal (, sorry Bozak) i would love to bring him back. But for me Dion is a bigger priority. With the news of the NHL getting $5.2 billion from Rogers over the next 12 years, there's hope that the cap could rise a lot higher than people thought this offseason.
What say you?
Assets: Excels in a defensive role and is underrated offensively. Much like his father Thomas, he owns excellent on-ice awareness and hockey sense. Possesses two-way ability and is very creative. A good skater, he has upped his intensity when fighting through opponents' physical play.Flaws: Still lacks some game-to-game consistency in the offensive zone from time to time. Can go through big dry spells in the goal-scoring department. When shooting, he has to hit the net with more regularity in order to put more points on the board regularly.