Maple Leafs sign Tavares to 7-year, $77M contract

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 11: John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders celebrates his goal at 1:34 of the second period against the Washington Capitals at the Barclays Center on December 11, 2017 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.
John Tavares is coming home.

The superstar forward is signing a seven-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs at an average annual value of $11 million, the club confirmed Sunday.

"The island, the fans, the organization, (and) my teammates will always be special to me and my family but it's time to live my childhood dream here in Toronto," Tavares wrote in a statement on Twitter.