Leafs Sign Frattin, Hamilton & Rynnas
Brian Burke, President and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Sunday that the hockey club has signed forward Matt Frattin to a two-year contract, as well as forward Ryan Hamilton and goaltender Jussi Rynnas to one-year contracts, respectively.
Frattin, 24, split the 2011-12 season between the Maple Leafs and the American Hockey League’s Toronto Marlies. The 6-0, 200-pound winger played 56 games for the Leafs, collecting 15 points (eight goals, seven assists) and 25 penalty minutes. He recorded his first NHL point with an assist October 24 at Philadelphia and scored his first NHL goal November 19 vs. Washington. Frattin also appeared in 23 regular season games with the Marlies, collecting 18 points (14 goals, four assists) with 20 penalty minutes, and 13 playoff games where he led the team in goals (10) and game-winning goals (3), and was second in points (13).
Hamilton, 27, played two games with the Maple Leafs last season, making his NHL debut and collecting an assist March 23 at New Jersey. The 6-2, 219-pound forward also appeared in 74 games with Marlies, leading the team in goals (25) and powerplay goals (11), and finishing second in points (51). Hamilton, the Marlies team captain and an AHL All-Star last season, added two goals and three assists in 17 playoff games with the Marlies.
Rynnas, 25, spent time with the Maple Leafs, Marlies and ECHL’s Reading Royals in 2011-12. He played in two games with the Leafs, including his NHL debut March 27 vs. Carolina and his first NHL start March 29 vs. Philadelphia. The 6-5, 212-pound goaltender also recorded an 11-9-1 record with three shutouts, a 2.55 goals against average and a .910 save percentage in 22 games with the Marlies.