Brian Burke, president and general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Thursday that the team has signed unrestricted free agent forwards Mike Zigomanis
and Joey Crabb
, and defenceman Danny Richmond.
“These players add significant depth to our organization,” said Dave Poulin, vice president of hockey operations. “They all have experience at the NHL level and will provide strong leadership for our young prospects.”
Zigomanis, 29, recorded 13 assists and a plus-five (+5) rating in seven games with the Toronto Marlies in 2009-10. The Toronto, Ontario native registered a six-game point streak from October 20 to November 6. The 6-0, 200-pound forward also skated in 27 games last season with Djurgardens (SEL), recording four goals and seven assists. Zigomanis has appeared in 189 career NHL games with Carolina, St. Louis, Phoenix and Pittsburgh, collecting 39 points (21 goals, 18 assists) and 85 penalty minutes.
Crabb, 27, registered 24 goals and 29 assists in 79 games with the Chicago Wolves in 2009-10. The Anchorage, Alaska native also posted 11 points (six goals, five assists) in 14 playoff games last season. The 6-1, 190-pound forward has appeared in 29 career NHL games with the Atlanta Thrashers, posting four goals and five assists.
Richmond, 25, skated in 69 AHL games last season with the Peoria Rivermen and Rockford IceHogs, notching one goal and 21 assists to go along with 166 penalty minutes. The 6-0, 194-pound defenceman has appeared in 49 career NHL games with the Carolina Hurricanes and Chicago Blackhawks. Richmond was a member of the gold medal winning Team USA at the 2004 World Jr. Championships in Helsinki, Finland.