(July 10, 2006) -- John Ferguson, vice-president and general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Monday that the club has signed restricted free agent forward Nik Antropov to a one year contract. In keeping with club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Antropov, 26, played 57 games for Maple Leafs last season collecting 31 points (12 goals, 19 assists) with 56 penalty minutes. He ranked second on the team in plus/minus (+15) and recorded six multi-point games. Antropov was selected to play for Team Kazakhstan in the 2006 Winter Olympics Games registering one point (one goal) with four penalty minutes in five games.
The native of Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan has played 320 career NHL games for Toronto collecting 156 points (60 goals, 96 assists) with 317 penalty minutes. He was Toronto's first choice, 10th overall in the 1998 Entry Draft.