American Hockey League

Maple Leafs sign seven

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that the club has signed free agent forwards Kenny Agostino and Kalle Kossila to two-year contracts, and forwards Pontus Aberg, Tyler Gaudet, Nick Shore and Garrett Wilson and defenseman Kevin Gravel to one-year contracts.

Agostino, 27, began last season with the AHL’s Laval Rocket, collecting four goals and six assists for 10 points in 12 games. He went on to skate in 63 NHL games with Montreal and New Jersey, recording six goals and 18 assists for 24 points.

Entering his sixth pro campaign in 2019-20, Agostino has totaled 82 goals and 164 assists for 246 points in 273 career AHL games with Laval, Providence, Chicago, Stockton and Adirondack. He was the AHL’s MVP in 2016-17 when he led the league in assists (59) and points (83); he also participated in the 2017 AHL All-Star Classic.

A fifth-round choice by Pittsburgh in the 2010 NHL Draft, Agostino has tallied eight goals and 22 assists in 85 career NHL games with Montreal, New Jersey, Boston, St. Louis and Calgary.

Aberg, 25, appeared in 59 NHL games with Anaheim and Minnesota in 2018-19, totaling 12 goals and 13 assists for 25 points. He added one goal and one assist in two AHL games with the San Diego Gulls.

Aberg has skated in 205 games in the AHL with San Diego and Milwaukee, tallying 77 goals and 57 assists for 134 points. He has aso registered 17 goals and 26 assists for 43 points in 127 NHL contests with Nashville, Edmonton, Anaheim and Minnesota.

Gaudet, 26, skated in 50 games with the AHL’s Milwaukee Admirals in 2018-19, tallying eight goals and 17 assists for 25 points.

Gaudet has played 298 games in the AHL with Milwaukee, Tucson, Springfield and Portland, recording 39 goals and 69 assists for 108 points. He also has one goal and three assists in 20 career NHL games with Arizona.

Kossila, 26, notched 14 goals and 21 assists for 35 points in 44 games with the AHL’s San Diego Gulls last season, as well as one goal in eight NHL games with the Anaheim Ducks.

Over three seasons in the Ducks organization, Kossila has appeared in 170 AHL games with San Diego, totaling 51 goals and 90 assists for 141 points. He has also registered two goals and one assist in 19 NHL games with Anaheim.

Shore, 26, returns to North America after spending the 2018-19 season with Metallurg Magnitogorsk in the KHL. A veteran of 236 NHL games with Los Angeles, Ottawa and Calgary, Shore has recorded 15 goals and 38 assists for 58 points in his NHL career.

Shore has also played 106 regular-season games in the AHL, totaling 34 goals and 46 assists for 80 points. He won a Calder Cup championship with Manchester in 2015.

Wilson, 28, played a career-high 50 games in the NHL with the Pittsburgh Penguins last season, recording two goals and six assists. He also notched one goal in four Stanley Cup Playoff games, and added eight goals and 10 assists for 18 points in 18 AHL games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, where he served as captain.

Wilson has skated in 84 career NHL games with Pittsburgh and Florida, totaling eight points. In 362 career AHL contests with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Portland and San Antonio, Wilson has notched 84 goals and 101 assists for 185 points.

Gravel, 27, notched three assists in 36 NHL games with the Edmonton Oilers last season, as well as one assist in five games with the AHL’s Bakersfield Condors.

Gravel has skated in 154 regular-season games in the AHL with Bakersfield, Ontario and Manchester, where he has recorded 16 goals and 33 assists for 49 points. Gravel won a Calder Cup title with Manchester in 2015.

In 106 career NHL matches with Edmonton and Los Angeles, Gravel has tallied one goal and 12 assists for 13 points.

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