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Maple Leafs add Orr

Wednesday, 07.01.2009 / 1:31 PM / 2009 NHL Offseason News

By Dan Rosen - NHL.com Senior Writer

Colton Orr has the pugilistic personality that Toronto General Manager Brian Burke loves, so the marriage between Orr and the Maple Leafs seems perfect.

Burke lured Orr to the Leafs Wednesday by offering a four-year contract worth a reported $4 million, according to TSN. Orr has 549 penalty minutes in 245 career NHL games, 224 of which have been played as a member of the New York Rangers.

Orr played in all 82 regular season games this past season and had a career-high 193 penalty minutes along with a career-high five points. The penalty minutes were the third most in the NHL this past season behind Daniel Carcillo and Shane O'Brien.

Burke is likely looking at Orr, who is 6-foot-3 and 222 pounds, to be a fourth-line right wing to replace veteran Brad May. According to hockeyfights.com, Orr had 18 fights this past season and so far has 63 as an NHLer. He is also a reliable defensive player.

Contact Dan Rosen at drosen@nhl.com

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