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Maple Leafs Re-Sign McCabe

by Staff Writer / Toronto Maple Leafs
(August 22, 2003) --Pat Quinn, general manager and head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Friday that the hockey club has re-signed restricted free agent defenceman Bryan McCabe to a one year contract. In keeping with club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Bryan McCabe will be using the "flying ass" again this year.
Graig Abel Photography
"I'm glad to get it done early. I've always said I love this city and it's a great place to play," McCabe said. "I've worked really hard this summer to get back to where I was two years ago."

McCabe, 28, played 75 games for Toronto last season collecting 24 points (six goals, 18 assists) with 135 penalty minutes. He finished first on the team in shorthanded assists (3-tie), third in average ice time (23:38), third in penalty minutes, fourth in shorthanded points (3) and fifth in shots (149).

During the 2001-02 season, McCabe set career highs in games played (82-tie), goals (17), assists (26) and points (43) while ranking second among NHL defencemen in goals (tie) and 13th in points. He also led the club in hits (250) and blocked shots (122). In the playoffs he ranked second among NHL defencemen in goals (5-tie) and fifth in points (10-tie).

The native of St. Catharines, Ontario has played eight NHL seasons with the New York Islanders, Vancouver Canucks, Chicago Blackhawks and Toronto Maple Leafs. In 633 career NHL games he has collected 217 points (60 goals, 157 assists) with 1176 penalty minutes.

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