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Looking to build on their first playoff berth since the 2005 lockout, the Toronto Maple Leafs’ front office has opened their collective wallets for free agency. They re-signed center Tyler Bozak to a five-year, $21M deal, and have now plucked power forward David Clarkson from the free agency pool.
Toronto handed the former New Jersey Devil a seven-year, $36.75M deal, second only (so far) in this year’s free agency deals to Nathan Horton’s $37.1M pact with the Columbus Blue Jackets:
7 years, $36.75 for Clarkson and Leafs. Ltd no-trade and no-move clause.
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) July 5, 2013
Clarkson, 29, entered the NHL in 2006 as an undrafted free agent. He carved himself out a role in New Jersey’s lineup as a hard-checking power forward, but in recent years has added a strong offensive element to his game. He scored 15 goals during last year’s lockout-shortened season, and the year before that lit the lamp 30 times.
Like the earlier Andrew Ference signing, Clarkson will be headed to play for his hometown team. The 6’1″, 200 pound Toronto native has played in 426 NHL games, with 97 goals, 170 points and 770 penalty minutes for his career- all with New Jersey.
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RANDY CARLYLE: You’re welcome.
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