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Keith Aucoin has signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs’ organization on a 2-way contract ($650,000/$350,000), departing the Hershey/Washington clubs after 4 years. While many will say that he wasn’t a big loss to Washington, he was a huge loss for the Bears. After spending 2 years a “Bear Killer” with the Albany River Rats – his arrival in Hershey for the 2008-2009 season was incredibly exciting. He wasn’t always the standout guy on the roster, but he was integral to the success and scoring prowess of guys like Alexandre Giroux and Chris Bourque.
In his 4 years as a Bear, Keith was part of 2 Calder Cup teams, won the League MVP award, and a earned few AHL all star appearances. His point totals were staggering in the beginning of his Hershey career – as he could thread a pass through almost any AHL offense and racked up the assists. But even as a veteran, he learned more about the game and grew as a player. He became more of a goal scoring threat for his last 2 seasons in Hershe...
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Certain Toronto Maple Leafs players need to pick up the slack in 2012-13, in order for the Blue and White to have a chance. One of those players is tough guy left winger Jay Rosehill. Rosehill, born July 16, 1985, only has two goals, three assists and 198 penalty minutes in 72 NHL games with [...]
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While unable to use two straight Top 10 Picks following the infamous deal for Phil Kessel, Brian Burke and his staff have been hard at work stocking the cupboards regardless. Utilizing trades, College and European free agents, and shrewd picks of his own, Toronto has amassed an above-average prospect pool. Most noticeably a group of talented two-way defenders...
Keith Aucoin, born November 6, 1978, is the newest Toronto Maple Leaf. Aucoin, 33, was an unrestricted free agent this summer and has agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with the Leafs worth $650,000 at the NHL level and $350,000 at the AHL level. The 33 year old spent the majority of his professional career [...]
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While news around the league was focused on the big news that Nashville matched the offer sheet to defenseman Shea Weber, the Leafs officially announced the slightly less earth shattering signings of unrestricted free agent Keith Aucoin and Marlies defenseman Simon Gysbers to one-year deals.
Veteran hockey reporter Howard Berger tweeted earlier this evening that one of his sources...