Maple Leafs re-sign LW Kilger to multi-year deal

Updated: April 17, 2006, 6:26 PM ET
Associated Press

TORONTO -- The Toronto Maple Leafs re-signed forward Chad Kilger to a $2.7 million, three-year contract Monday.

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The 29-year-old was to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. He had a career-high 17 goals while adding 11 assists and 63 penalty minutes in 78 games this season.

Kilger will earn $1.2 million next season, $800,000 in 2007-08 and $700,000 in 2008-09. He earned $475,000 this season.

In 578 career NHL games with Toronto, Anaheim, Winnipeg, Phoenix, Chicago and Montreal, Kilger has 173 points (83 goals, 90 assists) and 287 penalty minutes.

Kilger was originally selected fourth overall by Anaheim in the 1995 draft.

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