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Various news sources are reporting that the Toronto Maple Leafs have signed University of Vermont forward Brayden Irwin to a two-year, entry-level contract.

Irwin stands 6’5” and weighs an impressive 215 pounds. Known as a tough, grinding player with average hands, Irwin led the Vermont Catamounts with 15 goals and 34 points in 39 games this season—while also racking up 72 penalty minutes.

A former teammate of current Maple Leaf forward Victor Stalberg, Irwin has an outside chance at cracking the Leafs lineup next year, perhaps bumping the likes of Colton Orr or Jay Rosehill—both of whom are very one-dimensional players—off the Leafs roster in 2010-11.

More likely—as is the case with many big power forwards—Irwin will need to w ...

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