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Maple Leafs ink forwards Nazem Kadri, Shawn Matthias to one-year deals

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 01:01:49 +0000

Nikko Villanueva - 4E Sports Contributor

Toronto, ON, Canada (4E Sports) - The Toronto Maple Leafs re-signed free agent forward Nazem Kadri Sunday and also inked forward Shawn Matthias the team announced Monday.

Kadri will be earning $4.1 million with the new deal according to Sportsnet .

The 25-year-old played 73 games for Toronto last season and tallied 39 points (18 goals, 21 assists).

In his entire NHL career, Kadri played in 250 games for the Maple Leafs and has 64 goals and 88 assists.

"I think they've shown trust in me with this," Kadri said told the Toronto Sun talking about his new pact.

"Not going to salary arbitration says a lot. I've had a great summer, I'm going to come to camp in good shape. I think I can become better as a player and as a person and stay focused," he added.

The Leafs also inked former Vancouver Canucks forward Matthias to a one-year deal worth $2.3-million according to Sportsnet .

The 27-year-old played in 78 games last season tallying 27 points (18 goals, nine assists).

In nine NHL seasons with the Florida Panthers and Canucks, Matthias played in a total 408 NHL career-games and had 131 points (69 goals, 62 assists).

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