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Maple Leaf 's Jake Gardiner during team video taping on the first day of training camp at the Mastercard Centre in Etobicoke on September 11, 2013. (DEBORAH BAIC/THE GLOBE AND MAIL)
Maple Leaf 's Jake Gardiner during team video taping on the first day of training camp at the Mastercard Centre in Etobicoke on September 11, 2013. (DEBORAH BAIC/THE GLOBE AND MAIL)

Leafs sign Gardiner to five-year, $20.25-million deal Add to ...

Jake Gardiner and the Maple Leafs have agreed to deal that will keep the restricted-free-agent defenceman in Toronto for the long haul.

The 24-year-old will make $20.25-million (U.S.) over the course of the five-year contract, a cap hit of $4.05 million, the Leafs confirmed Tuesday.

Gardiner had 10 goals and 21 assists in 80 games this past season.

Gardiner, drafted 17th overall by Anaheim in 2008, made his NHL debut with Toronto in 2011.

The six-foot-two, 184-pounder has 17 goals and 48 assists in 167 games.

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