Toronto Maple Leafs\' Clarke MacArthur reacts after scoring the tying goal against the Washington Capitals during the third period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Dec. 6, 2010, in Washington. The Leafs have avoided arbitration with MacArthur, re-signing the restricted free agent to a two-year contract extension Tuesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Luis M. Alvarez
TORONTO - The Toronto Maple Leafs have avoided arbitration with Clarke MacArthur, re-signing the restricted free agent to a two-year contract extension Tuesday.
The deal with pay MacArthur US$3.25 million a season.
The 26-year-old signed with the Leafs last August after the Atlanta Thrashers walked away from a $2.4-million arbitration ruling. The left-winger ended up taking $1.4 million to sign in Toronto.
MacArthur set career highs in goals (21), assists (41) and points (62) in 2010-11 with the Leafs.
The Lloydminster, Alta., native has played in 290 career NHL games with Toronto, Atlanta and Buffalo, registering 65 goals and 85 assists.
Meanwhile, Leafs centre Tyler Bozak posted on his Twitter account that he has also re-signed with the team.
“Thanks for the congrats everyone,”he posted.“Glad to be back with the Leafs to play in front of the best fans in the world.”
Bozak had 15 goals and 17 assists with the Leafs last season.