The Toronto Maple Leafs
re-signed forward Mikhail Grabovski
to a three-year contract on Thursday. No financial terms were released, but TSN is reporting the deal is worth an average of $2.9 million.
Grabovski, a 25-year-old center, played 78 games for Toronto in 2008-09, his first full NHL season, scoring 20 goals and adding 28 assists for 48 points. He ranked third among all rookies in assists and points, led the Leafs with a 16.1 percent shooting percentage, and was second on the team in penalty minutes and power-play goals with six. He has 23 goals and 34 assists for 57 points in 105 NHL games.
Grabovski represented Belarus at the 2009 World Championships in Switzerland, averaging 27:23 of ice time and leading the team with 3 goals, 6 assists and 9 points in seven games.
The Leafs acquired Grabovski on July 3, 2008, from the Montreal Canadiens
in exchange for the rights to Greg Pateryn
and Toronto’s second-round choice in the 2010 Entry Draft. The native of Potsdam, Germany, was Montreal’s fourth choice (No. 150) in the 2004 Entry Draft.