The Toronto Maple Leafs announced Thursday that the hockey club has signed forward Philippe Dupuis
and defenceman Matt Lashoff
to one-year contracts, respectively.
Dupuis, 26, played his first full NHL season with the Colorado Avalanche in 2010-11. In 74 games, the 6-0, 196-pound forward registered six goals, 11 assists and 17 points, along with 40 penalty minutes. He ranked second among Avalanche rookies in points and second among forwards in hits (128). In 86 career NHL games, all with Colorado, he has earned 18 points on six goals and 12 assists with 46 minutes in penalties. The Laval, Quebec native was Columbus’ fifth choice, selected 104th overall, in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.
Lashoff, 24, played 11 games for the Maple Leafs this past season collecting one assist and six penalty minutes. He also played 69 games for the AHL’s Toronto Marlies and collected 28 points on seven goals and 21 assists along with a team high 137 penalty minutes. The East Greenbush, New York native also ranked second among Marlies defencemen in points. The Leafs originally acquired the 6-2, 204-pound defenceman from Tampa Bay on August 27, 2010. He was Boston’s first choice, 22nd overall, in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.