Leafs sign Jay McClement, Kostka; re-sign Frattin, Hamilton and Rynnas
The Maple Leafs have signed free agent center Jay McClement to a two year, $3 Million deal.
The 29 year old McClement scored 10 goals and 8 assists in 80 games with the Colorado Avalanche last season.
After spending his first six seasons with the St. Louis Blues, McClement was sent to the Avs along with defenseman Erik Johnson for forward Chris Stewart and blueliner Kevin Shattenkirk.
The 6’1” 200 lb McClement would appear to be the first in a number of moves to address the club’s lack of size at forward.
Toronto also signed free agent 27 year old minor league defenseman Mike Kostka away from the Tampa organization to a one year deal. Kostka was part of the Calder Cup winning Norfolk Admirals last season and scored the fluke overtime goal in Game Three of the Calder Cup Finals.
The Leafs have locked up restricted free agent Matt Frattin to a two year, one way deal for $1.7 Million and inked minor leaguers Ryan Hamilton and goalie Jussi Rynnas to two-way one year contracts.