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Leafs re-sign Colborne — one year, $600,000

Jul 10, 2013, 4:54 PM EDT

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The Toronto Maple Leafs have re-signed center Joe Colborne to a one-year contract, the club announced today.

Per Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston, it’s a one-way deal for $600,000.

Colborne, 23, spent most of last season in the AHL with the Marlies, scoring 14 goals and adding 28 assists in 65 games. He appeared in five regular-season games for the Leafs, plus two more in the playoffs, failing to register a point.

Boston’s 16th overall pick in 2008, Colborne was sent to the Leafs as part of the Tomas Kaberle trade in 2011. Next season figures to be a big one for Colborne in his quest to become an NHL regular, but it may not be easy cracking a roster that already has four centers in Tyler Bozak, Nazem Kadri, Dave Bolland, and Jay McClement.

The Leafs also signed minor-league forward Troy Bodie to a one-year deal.

  1. stcrowe - Jul 10, 2013 at 5:09 PM

    Seems like a nice kid, but I don’t see him making much of an impact at the NHL level, and probably not at all in Toronto.

  2. hockeyflow33 - Jul 10, 2013 at 5:29 PM

    He was going to be a better version of Joe Thornton the whole time he was in Boston and he just never matured into that.

  3. tmlhockeyfan - Jul 10, 2013 at 10:10 PM

    Can’t really complain with the signing. They’re paying him the minimum and he still has a bit of potential and will most likely play some games on the 3rd or 4th line. Plus he can play the wing too. C/LW

    The way Carlyle likes to juggle and match lines, there will likely be a few different prospects trying out for that LW gap left by MacArthur leaving. Joe Colborne, Tyler Biggs, Carter Ashton. Colborne could also center the 4th line between Orr and McLaren. There’s options, I like the signing.

    Go Leafs!

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