Brian Burke, President and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Tuesday that the hockey club has signed forward Leo Komarov to a one-year contract.
Komarov, 25, was originally the Leafs’ seventh choice, selected 180th overall in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. The 5-11, 198-pound forward spent the past three seasons with Moscow Dynamo of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). In 2011-12, he played 46 games for Moscow Dynamo collecting 24 points on 11 goals and 13 assists with 58 penalty minutes. He ranked second on the team in penalty minutes and third in points. In 20 playoff games he registered five goals, two assists and seven points with 49 penalty minutes, as Moscow Dynamo won their first KHL championship.
Komarov, who was born in Narva, Estonia, but moved to Finland at a young age, has represented Finland at the past four IIHF World Championships. At this year’s World Championship he played 10 games, scored one goal and earned four penalty minutes. He was a member of Finland’s 2011 World Championship gold medal winning team and also participated in the 2006 and 2007 World Junior Championships.