Colby Armstrong Headed To Toronto Maple Leafs

July 1st, 2010 No Comments

The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed highly-coveted free agent forward Colby Armstrong to a three-year $9 million contract.

Armstrong, who stands 6’2 and weighs in at 195 pounds, was a former first round draft choice of the Pittsburgh Penguins (21st overall, 2001 NHL Entry Draft). He scored 15 goals and added 14 assists for a total of 29 points in 79 games with the Thrashers in 2009-10.

Clearly, with last nights addition of Kris Versteeg and now Armstrong, Leafs general manager Brian Burke has added another tough player who will compete for top six minutes in Toronto.

At $3 million per season, Burke has brought in a player that is both affordable and will fill the role of agitator and perhaps even get some time on the penalty kill—an area the Leafs need lot’s of help.

It’s another step in the right direction for a Maple Leafs team that is still very thin on goal scorers—perhaps Burke’s next step will be to bring in that coveted scorer?

Stay tuned, looks like Burke is just getting started!

Until next time,

Peace!

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