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April 3, 2009 E-MAIL PRINT Bookmark and Share

Denver Loses Bozak to NHL

CHN Staff Report

The Toronto Maple Leafs have agreed to terms with Denver's highly-touted free agent forward Tyler Bozak.

Bozak went undrafted, then burst onto the college hockey scene last season, scoring 18 goals, including five shorthanded, in 41 games. That made him a hot commodity among NHL teams, though the Regina, Sask., native decided to return to Denver for his sophomore season.

Bozak, who also earned a reputation for strong two-way play, had seven goals in his first 18 games this season, before a serious knee injury derailed his year. He finally returned for the NCAA tournament, and had a goal and an assist in Denver's 4-2 loss to Miami in the first round.

Bozak is subject to entry level contract limits.

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