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Thursday, July 3, 2014
Maple Leafs sign Mike Santorelli

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The Toronto Maple Leafs signed forwards Mike Santorelli and Petri Kontiola to one-year contracts on Thursday.

The 28-year-old Santorelli, who spent last season with the Vancouver Canucks, received a one-year deal worth $1.5 million, TSN reported.

Kontiola will reportedly make $1.1 million.

Coupled with Tuesday's signing of Leo Komarov, the Leafs retooled at forward after letting Mason Raymond, Dave Bolland and Jay McClement leave in free agency. Komarov returned to Toronto after a year in Russia's Kontinental Hockey League.

Kontiola could be the Leafs' No. 3 center. Santorelli also could fill that role or replace McClement on the fourth line.

Santorelli had 10 goals and 18 assists in 49 games for Vancouver before a shoulder injury derailed his season.

Kontiola spent the past five seasons in the KHL. Before that he played 12 games for the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2007-08 season, getting five assists.

He helped Finland win a bronze medal at the Sochi Olympics with five points in six games.

ESPN.com' s Katie Strang and The Associated Press contributed to this report.