Toronto Maple Leafs Sign Defenseman Brett Lebda

Tyler SwaggermanCorrespondent IJuly 8, 2010

GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 14:  Brett Lebda #22 and Brian Rafalski #28 of the Detroit Red Wings walk out to warm ups before Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Phoenix Coyotes during the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Jobing.com Arena on April 14, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Red Wings 3-2 to take a 1-0 series lead.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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The Leafs have just reported they have signed former Detroit Redwings defenceman Brett Lebda to a 2-year contract at $1.45 million per year.

Lebda has played a total of 326 games in the NHL, accumulating 68 points, 201 penalty minutes, and an overall +/- of plus-11.

Lebda is undersized in today's NHL at 5'9", but that hasn't stopped him. Lebda has had a decent career with minimal injury trouble.

This adds more depth and sandpaper to the Leafs' back end, although it may come as somewhat of a surprise due to the over-abundance of NHL-ready defenceman in the Leafs' system already.

One can only speculate where Lebda will be penciled in next season.

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