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Magic in the Making? Toronto Maple Leafs Ink Defenseman Korbinian Holzer

VANCOUVER, BC - FEBRUARY 19:  Korbinian Holzer #5 of Germany battles Valtteri Filppula #51 of Finland for the puck along the boards during the ice hockey men's preliminary game between Finland and Germany on day 8 of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics at Canada Hockey Place on February 19, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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Bobby KezneikCorrespondent IMay 27, 2010

With the Stanley Cup Finals two days away, the attention centers on offseason moves in Leafs nation today.

Brian Burke announced Thursday afternoon that the Toronto Maple Leafs have signed German prospect Korbinian Holzer to a two-year entry level contract.

The Toronto Maple Leafs signed Holzer in 2006 in the fourth round, and he has spent his years in the German Elite League developing and progressing, in attempt to be a star for the Maple Leafs in the future.

Korbinian Holzer is a 6'3", 205-pound defenseman originally from Munich, Germany.

Holzer represented Germany at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, and has six goals, 16 assists for 22 points in 52 games with the DEG Metro Stars in the DEL. He also maintained a plus-12.

He's a big D-man, and I am excited that Burke has landed him for another couple of years!


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