Leafs sign prospect Slaney
The Toronto Maple Leafs continued to troll the free agent waters on Tuesday, signing prospect Robert Slaney to a three-year entry level contract.
Slaney, 20, just finished his fourth year as a member of the QMJHL's Cape Breton Screaming Eagles, and was 10th overall in scoring for the season with 36 goals and 45 assists.
"We are excited to have Robert join the Maple Leafs organization," Leaf general manager Brian Burke said in a statement. "He is a strong power forward, who has good size, and his offensive totals have continuously improved over the past four seasons of junior hockey with Cape Breton."
The Upper Island Cove, N.L., native was the Canadian Hockey League's academic player of the year in 2007-08. In four seasons with Cape Breton he has 78 goals and 98 assists in 239 games.