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Leafs ink defenceman Travis Dermott to 1-year contract extension

The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed defenceman Travis Dermott to a one-year contract extension worth $874,125 US.

The 23-year-old recorded 11 points (four goals, seven assists) in 56 regular-season games in 2019-20 before adding one assist in five games during the Maple Leafs’ qualifying round series against Columbus.

The native of Newmarket, Ont., has 41 points (nine goals, 32 assists) in 157 NHL games over three seasons with Toronto.

Dermott was originally selected by the Maple Leafs in the second round, 34th overall, of the 2015 NHL draft.

Flames land Nesterov

The Calgary Flames and Russian defenceman Nikita Nesterov have agreed to a one-year contract.

The deal is worth $700,000, the NHL club said Friday in a statement.

The 27-year-old from Chelyabinsk scored seven goals and assisted on 16 in 53 KHL games last season with CSKA Moscow.

Nesterov, five foot 11 and 200 pounds, played 132 career NHL games with the Tampa Bay Lightning and Montreal Canadiens from 2014 to 2017.

He totalled nine goals and 24 assists, as well as a goal and six assists in 28 playoff games. The Lightning drafted him in the fifth round in 2011.

Nesterov was captain of the Russian team that won an Olympic gold medal in 2018 in Pyeongchang, South Korea. He was also named to that country’s World Cup squad in 2016.

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