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Maple Leafs Sign Steen and Kronwall

Tuesday, 09.08.2005 / 2:17 PM / Press Releases
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Maple Leafs Sign Steen and Kronwall
(August 9, 2005) -- John Ferguson, general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Tuesday that the club has signed forward Alexander Steen and defenceman Staffan Kronwall (pronounced Kron-VALL) to multi-year entry level contracts. In keeping with club policy, terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

Steen, 21, played 50 games for Modo of the Swedish Elite League last season collecting 17 points (nine goals, eight assists) with 26 penalty minutes. He finished first on the team in game winning goals (4-tie), first in games played (tie) and fifth in goals. He played six Swedish Elite League playoff games scoring one goal with four penalty minutes.

The native of Winnipeg, Manitoba represented Sweden at the 2003 and 2004 World Junior Championships. He was Toronto's first choice, 24th overall in the 2002 Entry Draft.

Kronwall, 22, played 35 games for Djurgarden of the Swedish Elite League collecting five points (one goal, four assists) with 43 penalty minutes. He finished fourth among team defencemen in points (tie). He also played three games for Brynas of the Swedish Elite League collecting one assist with four penalty minutes. In 12 Swedish Elite League playoff games with Djurgarden he scored two goals with 10 penalty minutes. He led team defencemen during the playoffs in goals (tie).

The native of Jarfalla, Sweden represented Sweden at the 2002 World Junior Championships and collected four penalty minutes in seven tournament games. He was Toronto's ninth choice, 285th overall in the 2002 Entry Draft.


ALEXANDER STEEN
REGULAR SEASON
PLAYOFFS
SEASON
CLUB
LEAGUE
 
GP
G
A
PTS
PIM
GP
G
A
PTS
PIM
1999-00
GOTEBORG
SWE JR
8
5
7
12
0
--
--
--
--
--
FROLUNDA 18
SWE JR
14
3
5
8
16
--
--
--
--
--
2000-01
FROLUNDA
SWE JR
23
11
12
23
15
3
1
0
1
2
FROLUNDA 18
SWE JR
6
3
3
6
9
--
--
--
--
--
2001-02
FROLUNDA
SWE
26
0
3
3
14
10
1
2
3
0
FROLUNDA
SWE JR
23
21
17
38
47
2
1
1
2
2
2002-03
FROLUNDA
SWE
45
5
10
15
18
16
2
3
5
4
FROLUNDA
SWE JR
2
0
2
2
0
--
--
--
--
--
SWEDEN
WJC-A 
6
4
2
6
6
--
--
--
--
--
2003-04
FROLUNDA
SWE
48
10
14
24
50
10
4
6
10
14
SWEDEN
WJC-A 
6
2
1
3
4
--
--
--
--
--
2004-05  
MODO
SWE
50
9
8
17
26
6
1
0
1
4


STAFFAN KRONWALL
REGULAR SEASON
PLAYOFFS
SEASON
CLUB
LEAGUE
 
GP
G
A
PTS
PIM
GP
G
A
PTS
PIM
1999-00 HUDDINGE JR  SWE JR
34
2
0
2
38
--
--
--
--
--
  HUDDINGE 18 SWE JR
7
0
3
3
0
--
--
--
--
--
2000-01   HUDDINGE SWE 2
1
0
0
0
0
--
--
--
--
--
  HUDDINGE SWE JR
23
6
1
7
16
--
--
--
--
--
 2001-02 HUDDINGE SWE 2
42
4
7
11
30
--
--
--
--
--
  HUDDINGE SWE JR
1
0
0
0
0
4
2
1
3
27
  SWEDEN WJC-A
7
0
0
0
4
--
--
--
--
--
2002-03 DJURGARDEN SWE
50
5
13
18
46
12
3
2
5
18
2003-04 DJURGARDEN SWE
44
1
5
6
34
4
0
1
1
2
2004-05 DJURGARDEN SWE
35
1
4
5
43
12
2
0
2
10
  BRYNAS SWE
3
0
1
1
4
--
--
--
--
--
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