Maple Leafs sign F Booth

The Toronto Maple Leafs signed forward David Booth to a one-year deal reportedly worth $1.1 million. It is a team-friendly deal for Toronto, which adds a veteran forward known for his strong two-way play.

Booth, 29, had nine goals and 10 assists in 66 games with the Vancouver Canucks last season, but was bought out of the final year of his six-year contract. Instead of earning $4.75 million next season, he will be paid $1.853 million over the next two seasons as part of the buyout.

In 443 career games with the Canucks and Florida Panthers, Booth has 218 points. However, his career has been hampered by injuries, having played in a full 82-game season only once since suffering a severe concussion in the 2008-09 season.

The Detroit native was originally a second-round pick by the Panthers in 2004.

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