Toronto Maple Leafs Sign Defenseman Brett Lebda

Tyler SwaggermanCorrespondent IJuly 8, 2010

The Leafs have just reported they have signed former Detroit Redwings defenceman Brett Lebda to a 2-year contract at $1.45 million per year.

Lebda has played a total of 326 games in the NHL, accumulating 68 points, 201 penalty minutes, and an overall +/- of plus-11.

Lebda is undersized in today's NHL at 5'9", but that hasn't stopped him. Lebda has had a decent career with minimal injury trouble.

This adds more depth and sandpaper to the Leafs' back end, although it may come as somewhat of a surprise due to the over-abundance of NHL-ready defenceman in the Leafs' system already.

One can only speculate where Lebda will be penciled in next season.

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