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Leafs sign Grebyonkin to entry-level contract

TORONTO – The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed forward Nikita Grebyonkin to a three-year, entry-level contract, the NHL club announced Monday.

The contract, which comes into effect immediately, carries an average annual value of US$875,000.

The 21-year-old recently helped Metallurg Magnitogorsk win the Kontinental Hockey League’s Gagarin Cup. He had 41 points (19 goals, 22 assists) in 67 regular-season games and six points (three goals, three assists) in 23 playoff contests.

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The Serov, Russia native has 67 points (28 goals, 39 assists) in 121 career regular season KHL games split between Metallurg and Amur Khabarovsk.

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Grebyonkin won the KHL’s rookie of the year award in 2022-23.

The six-foot-two, 195-pound forward was selected by Toronto in the fifth round (135th overall) of the 2022 NHL draft.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 29, 2024.

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