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Toronto Maple Leaf Trevor Smith (23) celebrates his first period goal during NHL game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the New York Islanders at the Air Canada Centre on Nov 19 2013. (Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail)
Toronto Maple Leaf Trevor Smith (23) celebrates his first period goal during NHL game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the New York Islanders at the Air Canada Centre on Nov 19 2013. (Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail)

Maple Leafs sign Marlies captain Trevor Smith Add to ...

The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed forward Trevor Smith to a one-year contract and defenceman Rinat Valiev to a three-year entry-level deal.

Smith, 29, played 28 games for the Maple Leafs last season, collecting nine points (four goals, five assists) with four penalty minutes.

The six-foot-one, 195-pound forward also had 10 goals, 16 assists and 10 penalty minutes while serving as captain of the American Hockey League’s Toronto Marlies in 2013-14.

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Smith made his Maple Leafs debut October 8 against Colorado, becoming the 900th player in franchise history. The native of Ottawa missed 24 NHL games due to a broken hand.

The Maple Leafs selected the 19-year-old Valiev in the third round, 68th overall of the 2014 draft.

The 6-1, 205-pound native of Nizhnekamsk, Russia, posted five goals and 23 assists with 68 penalty minutes and a plus-27 rating in 55 games with the Kootenay Ice of the Western Hockey League last season.

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