Maple Leafs lure college prospect Bozak
Denver University star follows fellow forward prospect Hanson to Toronto
The Toronto Maple Leafs reeled in their second U.S college standout in three days Friday, securing Denver University forward Tyler Bozak.
Bozak, 23, signed a two-year deal with the Maple Leafs.
On Tuesday, Toronto general manager Brian Burke signed Notre Dame Fighting Irish forward Christian Hanson, son of Dave Hanson, who starred in the 1970s film Slap Shot.
Bozak, a Regina native, played his junior hockey in B.C. and is said to have more of an offensive upside than Hanson, having drawn comparisons to Paul Stastny of the Colorado Avalanche.
Bozak missed most of this season with a knee injury.
Burke continues to keep an eye on yet another free agent, defenceman Matt Gilroy of Frozen Four favourite Boston University.
He had eight goals and 28 assists in 43 games this season. The North Bellmore, N.Y. native has a younger brother, Kevin, in his first year at Boston University.
Financial details of the Bozak deal were not released.