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Maple Leafs, Gunnarsson agree to new contract

Monday, 07.22.2013 / 5:12 PM / NHL Free Agency 2013

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Maple Leafs, Gunnarsson agree to new contract
The Toronto Maple Leafs have avoided arbitration with defenseman Carl Gunnarsson, with the two sides agreeing to terms on a three-year contract.

The Toronto Maple Leafs have avoided arbitration with defenseman Carl Gunnarsson, with the sides agreeing to terms on a three-year contract. TSN's Darren Dreger is reporting it's worth $9.45 million.

The 26-year-old had one goal and 15 points in 37 regular-season games for the Maple Leafs in 2012-13 and an assist in seven Stanley Cup Playoff games.

A seventh-round pick (No. 194) in the 2007 NHL Draft, Gunnarsson has 12 goals and 69 points in 224 games for the Maple Leafs.

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