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Maple Leafs sign Granberg, Erixon and agree on terms with Hyman

by Staff Writer / Toronto Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced Tuesday that the hockey club has signed defencemen Petter Granberg and Tim Erixon to one-year contracts. The Maple Leafs also announced today that the club has come to terms with forward Zach Hyman on a two-year entry level contract.

Granberg, 22, was held pointless in seven regular season games with the Maple Leafs this past season. The Gallivare, Sweden native also registered 15 points (one goal, 14 assists) in 53 regular season games with the Toronto Marlies during 2014-15. Granberg, a fourth round selection (116th overall) by the Maple Leafs in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, has skated in eight career NHL games, all with Toronto.

Erixon, 24, registered one goal in 15 regular season games with the Maple Leafs in 2014-15. The Port Chester, New York native also appeared in 19 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets and eight games with the Chicago Blackhawks last season. The Maple Leafs claimed Erixon off waivers from the Chicago Blackhawks on March 1, 2015. Erixon was originally drafted by the Calgary Flames in the first round (23rd overall) during the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Hyman, 23, led the Big Ten in scoring with 54 points (22 goals, 32 assists) in 37 games while playing for the University of Michigan last season. He was also named a top ten finalist for the Hobey Baker Award. In 152 career games with Michigan, Hyman recorded 89 points (35 goals, 54 assists) and 42 penalty minutes. In 2011, he was named the Canadian Junior Hockey League Player of the Year after collecting 102 points in 43 games with the Hamilton Red Wings (OJHL). The Toronto, Ontario native was originally selected in the fifth round (123rd overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

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