The Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday signed forward Ryan Rupert to a three-year entry-level contract. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Rupert, 19, had 73 points (21 goals, 52 assists), 54 penalty minutes and a plus-36 rating in 68 regular-season games for the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League. In 10 playoff games, Rupert has three goals, seven assists and 10 penalty minutes.
Selected by the Maple Leafs in the sixth round (No. 157) of the 2012 NHL Draft, Rupert has 194 points (58 goals, 136 assists) and 279 penalty minutes in 224 games with the Knights over four seasons. He was a member of the Knights' back-to-back OHL championship teams in 2011-12 and 2012-13.