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Leafs re-sign Berg

by Staff Writer / Toronto Maple Leafs
The Toronto Maple Leafs announced Monday that restricted free agent defenceman Aki Berg has been re-signed to a multi-year contract. In keeping with club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Berg, 25, appeared in a career-high 81 games for Toronto last season and collected 11 points (one goal, 10 assists) with 46 penalty minutes. He finished second on the team in hits (169), third in plus/minus (+14-tie) and fourth in blocked shots (94).

Toronto had a record of 10-0-0-0 when he collected a point. He appeared in all 20 Maple Leaf playoff games and collected one assist with 37 minutes in penalties.

The native of Turku, Finland, also represented his country at the 2002 Olympics for the second time and scored one goal in four games. Berg captured a Bronze medal with Finland at the 1998 Olympics.

Originally the third overall selection in the 1995 Entry Draft by Los Angeles the Maple Leafs obtained Berg March 13, 2001 from the Kings in exchange for Adam Mair and Toronto's second-round selection in the 2001 Entry Draft.

In 374 career NHL games, Berg has recorded nine goals, 48 assists, 57 points and 276 penalty minutes.
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