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Toronto adds Kontiola, Santorelli, re-signs Bodie

Thursday, 07.03.2014 / 6:16 PM / News

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Toronto adds Kontiola, Santorelli, re-signs Bodie
The Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday agreed to terms on one-year contracts with forwards Petri Kontiola, Mike Santorelli and Troy Bodie.

The Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday agreed to terms on one-year contracts with forwards Petri Kontiola, Mike Santorelli and Troy Bodie.

No financial terms were disclosed, but TSN's Darren Dreger reports Santorelli's contract is for $1.5 million and Sportsnet says Kontiola's contract is worth $1.1 million.

Kontiola, 29, was a seventh-round selection (No. 196) by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2004 NHL Draft and had five assists in 12 games for Chicago in 2007-08. The native of Seinajoki, Finland, has spent the past five seasons in the Kontinental Hockey League with Chelyabinsk Traktor and Magnitogorsk Metallurg. He had 15 goals and 37 points in 53 games last season for Chelyabinsk Traktor and was a member of Finland's bronze-medal team at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

Santorelli, 28, had 10 goals, 28 points and was plus-9 in 49 games for the Vancouver Canucks last season but didn't play after Jan. 16 due to a shoulder injury that required surgery. He has 43 goals and 87 points in 257 regular-season games with the Canucks, Florida Panthers, Winnipeg Jets and Nashville Predators, who took him in the sixth round (No. 178) of the 2004 draft.

Bodie, 29, had three goals, 10 points and was plus-6 in 47 games for the Maple Leafs in 2013-14 after signing with Toronto as a free agent last summer. He has nine goals and 21 points in 154 NHL games with the Carolina Hurricanes, Anaheim Ducks and Maple Leafs.

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