The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed defenseman Andrew Campbell to a two-year, two-way contract, the team announced on Tuesday.
Campbell had previously been on an AHL only deal with the club, but was attending NHL training camp.
The 27-year-old Caledonia-native played 33 games with the Arizona Coyotes last season, the most he’s played with a NHL club. In that time he had a single assist and 10 penalty minutes. Campbell had previously played just three NHL games with the Los Angeles Kings in the 2013-14 season.
The Leafs had been looking for some defensive insurance, with a few players vying for a deal during training camp.
— Leafs PR (@LeafsPR) September 29, 2015
The team made major training camp cuts on Sunday, bringing the size of camp down to 42 players.
Details on the contract from Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston.
Andrew Campbell signed a two-year, two-way deal with #leafs: He earns $250K in AHL and $575K in NHL this year; and $400K/$575K next year.
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) September 29, 2015
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