Posted July 01, 2012 on
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The Toronto Maple Leafs signed forward Jay McClement to a $3 million, two-year deal after free agency opened on Sunday.
The Maple Leafs are hoping McClement can help improve their penalty kill.
McClement is a seven-year NHL veteran who spent last season with the Colorado Avalanche.
Toronto has been ranked no higher than 24th in the NHL in penalty killing since the 2004-05 lockout.
In 553 games with St. Louis and Colorado, the 29-year-old McClement has 63 goals and 177 points.
Also Sunday, the Leafs signed forward Matt Frattin to a two-year contract.
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The only real dip into the unrestricted free agent market yesterday by the Toronto Maple Leafs was the signing of 3rd/4th line center Jay McClement. Jay McClement’s best season in the NHL point wise was in 2009-10 when he had 11 goals and 29 points and last year he had 10 goals and 17 points for the Avalanche so clearly he wasn’t signed to produce offense. The question is...
The Toronto Maple Leafs signed center Jay McClement to a two-year contract Sunday. The team also announced the signing of minor-league defenseman Mike Kostka to a one-year deal. McClement, a second-round draft pick by the St. Louis Blues in 2001, comes to the Leafs from the Colorado Avalanche, where he played the past two seasons. His contract is worth $3 million over the next...
After one day of the free agency period, the Avs have added three players an $7 million to their payroll.
First came fourth line center John Mitchell, formerly of the New York Rangers, to replace Jay McClement who would sign with the Toronto Maple Leafs later in the day. Mitchell is good at faceoffs, will play physical and won't be asking for the third line minutes that McClement...