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Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Simon Benoit battles with St. Louis Blues forward Brayden Schenn in Toronto on Feb. 13.Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press

The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed defenceman Simon Benoit to a three-year contract extension.

The average annual value of the deal is US$1.35 million, the team said Friday.

Benoit, 25, has one goal and four assists in 54 games this season.

The six-foot-four 205-pound native of Laval, Que., has 20 points (5-15) in 191 career regular-season games with the Maple Leafs and the Anaheim Ducks.

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