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Kilger, Kubina and Ponikarovsky win individual honours in skills competitions

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Kilger, Kubina and Ponikarovsky win individual honours in skills competitions

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Kilger has always been known as a talented but unproductive NHL forward. Toronto is the sixth NHL franchise for which he's played. The 11-year pro's career best for a single season is 14 goals, and he has scored only four in 28 games this season.

He posted the fastest lap of the Air Canada Centre ice, 14.233 seconds, during the skills competitions. In the shooting exhibition, which he won for the second year in a row, he let go a drive of 106.6 miles an hour that smashed Al Iafrate's club record.

Kubina, the free-agent pickup who has had an injury-riddled first season with the Leafs, hit four targets on four shots to win the shooting accuracy contest.

Ponikarovsky edged Mike Peca and Alex Steen in the final round of the individual shootout drills.

More than $117,000 in proceeds from the event will benefit the Leafs Fund and the NHLPA Goals and Dreams Fund. Since its inception, the Leafs skills event has raised almost $2.5 million for the two charities.

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