Toronto Maple Leafs President and General Manager Brian Burke announced Friday that the team has signed 2011 draft choice David Broll to a three-year entry-level contract.
Broll, a 6-1, 225-pound winger, was the Maple Leafs’ sixth choice (152nd overall) at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. The 18-year-old split the 2010-11 season between the Ontario Hockey League’s Erie Otters and Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. In 41 games with Erie he collected 22 points (eight goals, 14 assists) with 51 penalty minutes. He finished the season playing 24 games for Sault Ste. Marie, registering five goals and seven assists for 12 points along with 34 minutes in penalties.
Broll, a native of Mississauga, Ont., played for Canada’s Under-18 Team at the 2010 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. In five games, he earned two assists and two penalty minutes, while winning a gold medal with Team Canada.
Broll participated in the Maple Leafs’ 2011 Prospect Camp held earlier this July in Etobicoke at the MasterCard Centre for Hockey Excellence.