February 19, 2013; Tampa FL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Cory Conacher (89) attempted to defends Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Korbinian Holzer (55) during the first period at Tampa Times Forum. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Leafs Give Holzer Two-Year Extension

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced on Tuesday that they have signed defenseman Korbinian Holzer to a two-year contract extension. The deal will keep Holzer in Toronto through the 2014-15 season.

The 25-year-old’s contract is worth $1.575M and Holzer will get $725,000 in the first year and then take home $850,000 in the second. The native of Germany was taken in the fourth round (111th overall) by the Maple Leafs back in the 2006 NHL Draft.

Holzer has been a pleasant surprise for Toronto this season. After spending the majority of the last two and a half years down with the Toronto Marlies, head coach Randy Carlyle has given Holzer an opportunity to play plenty of minutes with the Leafs in 2013. He has skated in 16 games on the campaign and registered two goals, while posting 19 penalty minutes.

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