He was the Leafs' leading scorer in the 1963–64, 1966–67 and 1969–70 seasons, and the team's top goal scorer in 1970–71 and 1972–73. Keon was considered one of the fastest skaters in the NHL, and one of the best defensive forwards of his era. He would usually play against the opposing team's top centre, and developed a reputation for neutralizing some of the league's top scorers. In 1970–71, he scored eight shorthanded goals, setting an NHL record.
I'm sure he'll have 'extra' motivation being a UFA also.
contract year for sure. however, in difference from career mercs like tucker, stemps plays every year very consistently and productively. just did not fit in well in the ravaged leaf locker room last year. the mood there must've been apocalyptic. but now brighter days are ahead, hopefully.