McClement signs $3 million, 2-year deal with Leafs
TORONTO (AP) The Toronto Maple Leafs signed forward Jay McClement to a $3 million, two-year deal after free agency opened on Sunday.
The Maple Leafs are hoping McClement can help improve their penalty kill.
McClement is a seven-year NHL veteran who spent last season with the Colorado Avalanche.
Toronto has been ranked no higher than 24th in the NHL in penalty killing since the 2004-05 lockout.
In 553 games with St. Louis and Colorado, the 29-year-old McClement has 63 goals and 177 points.
Also Sunday, the Leafs signed forward Matt Frattin to a two-year contract.
Updated July 1, 2012