The Toronto Maple Leafs announced Wednesday the signings of unrestricted free agent centre Aaron Gavey and restricted free agent defenceman Marc Moro to multi-year contracts. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.
Gavey, 28, netted six goals and 11 assists in 71 games for the Minnesota Wild in his seventh NHL season and second with Minnesota in 2001-02. He played in his 300th career NHL game against Dallas on November 25.
The native of Sudbury, Ontario played in six playoff games with Tampa Bay in 1996 and 13 playoff games in 2000 with the Stanley Cup Finalist Dallas Stars.
As a junior with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, Gavey was a member of the 1993 Memorial Cup Championship squad and he also played with Canada in the 1994 World Junior Championships and won a Gold Medal.
In 350 career NHL games he has recorded 41 goals, 49 assists, 90 points and 270 penalty minutes.
Moro, 25, joined the Maple Leafs from the Nashville Predators in exchange for D.J. Smith and Marty Wilford March 1, 2002. He appeared in two games for the Maple Leafs (0g, 0a, 2 PIM's) and 13 for the Predators (0g, 0a, 23 PIM's) in 2001-02.
He also appeared in 48 American Hockey League games last season, 41 with Milwaukee and seven with St. John's. The Toronto, Ontario native will be entering his sixth professional season and he made his NHL debut by playing one game with Anaheim in the 1997-98 season.
In 30 career NHL games he has collected 77 minutes in penalties with no points.