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Maple Leafs sign centre Peter Holland to two-year contract

Wednesday, 07.16.2014 / 3:05 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Maple Leafs sign centre Peter Holland to two-year contract

TORONTO - The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed centre Peter Holland to a two-year contract.

Holland, who had five goals and five assists in 39 games last season, is expected to compete for the third-line centre job behind Tyler Bozak and Nazem Kadri.

The Leafs acquired Holland in November from the Anaheim Ducks along with Brad Staubitz for Jesse Blacker and second- and seventh-round picks. The trade happened when Toronto was so short on centres because of injuries and suspensions that James van Riemsdyk was moved there from left wing.

Holland, who was a restricted free agent, has 17 points in 68 career NHL games for the Leafs and Ducks. He was a first-round pick at 15th overall in the 2009 draft.

On his Twitter account, the Caledon, Ont., native wrote: "Super excited to sign a new deal with my boyhood team!"

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