Leafs Re-sign Goalies Curtis McElhinney, Garret Sparks

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The Toronto Maple Leafs re-signed backup netminder Curtis McElhinney to a two-year contract, the team announced Saturday.

McElhinney was claimed by the Maple Leafs in January after being waived by the Columbus Blue Jackets. The 34-year-old made 14 appearances for Toronto this past season, going 6-7-0 with a 2.85 goals-against average and a .914 save percentage. The Maple Leafs are the sixth team McElhinney has played for in his NHL career.

The Leafs have also re-signed goaltender Garret Sparks to a two-year contract with an annual average value of $675,000.

Garret Sparks
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Sparks appeared in 31 games for the AHL’s Toronto Marlies during the 2016-17 season with a record of 21-9-0, posting a 2.16 goals-against average and .922 save percentage.

The 24-year-old was selected by the Maple Leafs in the seventh round (190th overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft.

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