Colby Armstrong To Toronto Maple Leafs

July 1st, 2010 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
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.

With last night's addition of Kris Versteeg, and now Armstrong, Leafs general manager Brian Burke added another tough player.  Both players will compete for top six minutes in Toronto.

At $3 million per season, Burke has brought in a player that is both affordable and an agitator.  Armstrong may even get some time on the penalty kill—an area the Leafs need help.

It’s another step in the right direction for a Maple Leafs.  However, the team  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!

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