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Maple Leafs sign defensive prospect Petter Granberg to entry level deal

Team Sweden's Petter Granberg, left, knocks Team Slovakia's Tomas Jurco to the ice during first period IIHF World Junior Championships hockey action in Calgary, Alta., Friday, Dec. 30, 2011.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

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Team Sweden's Petter Granberg, left, knocks Team Slovakia's Tomas Jurco to the ice during first period IIHF World Junior Championships hockey action in Calgary, Alta., Friday, Dec. 30, 2011.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

TORONTO - The Toronto Maple Leafs signed defensive prospect Petter Granberg to a three-year entry level deal Thursday.

Granberg won a gold medal with Sweden at this year's IIHF World Junior Championship.

The six-foot-three, 205-pound defenceman was selected 116th overall by Toronto in the 2010 draft.

The 19-year-old had one goal and three assists with 10 penalty minutes in 38 regular season games with Skelleftea AIK of the Swedish Elite League.

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