Leafs sign Colborne, Gunnarsson files for salary arbitration

TSN.ca Staff
7/10/2013 4:50:06 PM
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Restricted free agent defenceman Carl Gunnarsson is filing for salary arbitration with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Gunnarsson signed a two-year contract worth $2.6 million in 2011.

The 26-year-old, whom the Leafs selected 194th overall in the 2007 entry draft, has played four season in the NHL. Last season, he scored a goal and 15 points in 37 games.

Also, the Leafs announced Wednesday that the club signed forwards Joe Colborne and Troy Bodie to one-year contracts.

Colborne, 23, played five regular season games for the Leafs this past season collecting two penalty minutes.

The 6-5, 213-pound centre also skated in his first two NHL playoff games for the Leafs this year. In the AHL, he played 65 games for the Toronto Marlies where he registered 42 points (14 goals, 28 assists) along with 53 penalty minutes. In 16 career NHL games, all with the Leafs, he has earned one goal, five assists and six penalty minutes. The Leafs acquired Colborne from Boston on February 18, 2011.

Bodie, 28, split the 2012-13 season playing for the AHL's Norfolk Admirals and Portland Pirates. In 52 AHL games last season, the native of Portage la Prairie, Manitoba earned seven goals, nine assists and 16 points while compiling 118 minutes in penalties. The 6-4, 219-pound forward also played 16 games for the Marlies in the 2009-10 season during which he tallied 10 points (6 goals, 4 assists) and 13 penalty minutes. Over his career he has played 107 NHL games with Anaheim and Carolina, and has collected six goals and five assists along with 141 penalty minutes.

Carl Gunnarsson (Photo: The Canadian Press)


(Photo: The Canadian Press)
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