Leafs retool at forward with Kontiola, Santorelli deals, also retain Bodie

Cesar Tordesillas – 4E Sports Contributor

Toronto, ON, Canada (4E Sports) – The Toronto Maple Leafs agreed to terms Thursday on one-year deals with forwards Petri Kontiola, Mike Santorelli and the returning Troy Bodie.

It was reported that Santorelli’s contract is for $1.5 million and Kontiola’s contract is worth $1.1 million.

Santorelli, 28, had 10 goals, 28 points and was plus-9 in 49 games for the Vancouver Canucks last season. He was out of action after Jan. 16 due to a shoulder injury that required surgery.

Kontiola, 29, spent the past five seasons in the Kontinental Hockey League. He had 15 goals and 37 points in 53 games last season for Chelyabinsk Traktor and was a member of Finland’s bronze-medal team at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

The Finnish centre had to pay 20 million Russian rubles — roughly C$620,297 — to get out of the final season of his KHL deal.

Bodie, 29, had three goals, 10 points and was plus-6 in 47 games for the Maple Leafs in 2013-14.

Coupled with Tuesday’s signing of Finn Leo Komarov, the Leafs were able to retool at forward after letting Mason Raymond go.

Dave Bolland and Jay McClement leave in free agency.

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