Leafs Ink Tyler Bozak, Second NCAA Signing

Dino MoriAnalyst IApril 3, 2009

3 May 2001: A Toronto Maple Leafs fan waves a Leaf flag during game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the New Jersey Devils at the Air Canada Center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Leafs won 3-1. DIGITAL IMAGE. Mandatory Credit: Harry How/ALLSPORT

He may not be the son of a famous movie star, but the Toronto Maple Leafs are just as thrilled to welcome their newest addition to the team.

Tyler Bozak, a highly touted center from the University of Denver, has agreed to sign an entry-level contract with the Maple Leafs, according to sources with Sportsnet TV.

Bozak, a Regina native, was being sought by a number of NHL teams, including Ottawa, Colorado, and Anaheim.

The Bozak signing comes a few days after the Maple Leafs inked fellow NCAA prospect Christian Hanson from Notre Dame University.   Hanson, 23, is the son of Dave Hanson, who starred in the 1970's movie "Slapshot" with Paul Newman. 

Bozak, 23, recorded eight goals and 15 assists in only 19 games a year ago, missing a large portion of the year due to a knee injury.  He was overlooked in his draft year by the NHL.  He stands 6 feet tall, shoots right, and is listed as 165 pounds.

 

 

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