TORONTO -- The Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday signed 2006
first-round pick Jiri Tlusty to a three-year contract.
Financial terms were not disclosed.
Tlusty, a center selected 13th overall by the Maple Leafs last
month, had seven goals and three assists in 44 games last season
with HC Rabat Kladno of the Czech Republic Extraleague.
The 18-year-old Tlusty also represented his native Czech
Republic at the World Junior Championship earlier this year,
failing to record a point in four games.