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Maple Leafs Ink Harold Druken

by Staff Writer / Toronto Maple Leafs
The Toronto Maple Leafs announced Thursday that the club has signed forward Harold Druken to a one year contract. In keeping with club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Harold Druken.
Druken, 24, collected five points (one goal, four assists) with four penalty minutes in 22 NHL games this past season.

He started the year with Vancouver and collected two points (one goal, one assist) in three games. Druken was acquired by Carolina along with Jan Hlavac from Vancouver in exchange for Darren Langdon and Marek Malik on November 1, 2002. He appeared in 10 games for the Hurricanes and registered one assist with two penalty minutes before being claimed off waivers by Toronto on December 11, 2002.

In five games with the Maple Leafs, Druken registered two assists with two penalty minutes. He was subsequently re-claimed by Carolina January 17, 2003 and was pointless in four games. He also appeared in 30 AHL games with Lowell and St. John's collecting 21 points (eight goals, 13 assists) with 10 penalty minutes. Druken was re-acquired by Toronto from Carolina in exchange for Allan Rourke on May 29, 2003.

The native of St. John's, Newfoundland has played 137 career NHL games collecting 59 points (27 goals, 32 assists) with 34 penalty minutes. His best season came during the 2000-01 campaign when he registered 30 points (15 goals, 15 assists) in 55 games with Vancouver. He was originally Vancouver's third choice, 36th overall, in the 1997 Entry Draft.
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