Maple Leafs Sign 3 Junior Players
TORONTO (AP) _ The Toronto Maple Leafs signed goalie Jamie Hodson, forward Morgan Warren and defenseman Allan Rourke on Thursday night, beating the midnight deadline to sign major junior players drafted in 1998.
If Toronto had not signed the players before the deadline, they would have re-entered the draft.
Hodson, selected 69th overall in 1998, was 13-22-3 with a 3.36 goals-against average last season for Brandon in the Western Hockey League. He underwent reconstructive knee surgery last summer.
Warren, drafted 126th overall, had 29 goals and 65 points for Moncton in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Rourke, drafted 154th, had 31 goals and 43 assists for Kitchener in the Ontario Hockey League.