Toronto Maple Leafs

Breaking News: Toronto Maple Leafs Sign Jonas Frogren

Derek HarmsworthSenior Writer IJuly 4, 2008

As first reported in my Maple Leafs Notes column of a few days ago, the Toronto Maple Leafs have apparently agreed to terms with Swedish defenseman Jonas Frogren.

While we are still waiting on an official announcement, Frogren's Swedish team Farjestad BK has a Swedish-language article on their website claiming Frogren is following in the footsteps of Borje Salming, and signing with the Maple Leafs of Toronto.

Frogren is a 28-year-old defenseman who stands 6'1". 

He was drafted in 1998 by the Calgary Flames by then-general manager Al Coates.  Coates is currently the director of player personnel for the Toronto Maple Leafs.

So Cliff Fletcher continues to put his stamp on this team. You have to admit, it`s in typical Cliff fashion.

He wanted Schenn, he made it happen.  Wanted Hagman, made it happen.  Wanted Grabovski, made it happen, and now he has successfully zeroed in on Frogren, who he had been looking at for a while.

With the addition of Frogren to the Maple Leafs, as well as the recent free agents and trades pulled off by Fletcher since the deadline, the Maple Leafs only have four skaters over the age of thirty. McCabe and Kubina are two of them, and the consensus is one of them won`t be with the team come training camp.

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