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Toronto Maple Leafs place Teemu Kivihalme on waivers

The Toronto Maple Leafs placed defenceman Teemu Kivihalme on waivers Friday morning.

Drafted by the Predators in the fifth round of the 2013 draft, Kivihalme was signed as a free agent in 2019. Following his draft year he spent three seasons playing for Colorado College in the NCAA racking up 36 points in 107 games.

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And after two seasons in the Finnish Elite League where he put up a solid 50 points in 104 games. He returned to North America in 2019-20 after inking a deal with the Leafs and he’s spent the last two years with the AHL Marlies.

In 75 games over those seasons, Kivihalme scored 10 goals and 20 points.

The 26-year-old has yet to play in any NHL games. He is entering the second year of a two-year contract that pays him an NHL salary of $725,000 and a minor league salary of $70,000, according to PuckPedia.


Zach Laing is the Nation Network’s news director and senior columnist. He can be followed on Twitter at @zjlaing, or reached by email at [email protected]

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