Maple Leafs ink prospect Johnson, re-sign Brennan


Toronto Maple Leafs' T.J. Brennan (25) battles with Ottawa Senators' Jean-Gabriel Pageau (44) during first period NHL action in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/CP)

The Toronto Maple Leafs signed Andreas Johnson to a three-year entry-level contract on Thursday.

The Swedish right-winger was drafted by the Leafs in the seventh round of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. This past season, Johnson played for Frolunda HC in the Swedish Hockey League, scoring 22 goals and 13 assists in 55 regular season games. His goal totals led his team and were also the fifth-highest in the SHL.

Johnson, 20, had four points in eight playoffs games.

The Gavle, Sweden native was the SHL rookie of the year in 2013-14 while also picking up a silver medal at the world junior hockey championship.

Toronto also re-signed defenceman T.J. Brennan to a one-year contact.

In 2014-15, Brennan played in six regular season games with the Maple Leafs and had one assist. Brennan chipped in with 52 points in 73 AHL games with both the Toronto Marlies and Rockford IceHogs.

The 26-year-old was the AHL’s top defenceman in 2013-14 and was acquired for Spencer Abbott from the Chicago Blackhawks in February.

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