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Toronto Maple Leafs sign defenceman Holzer to two-year entry level deal

TORONTO – The Toronto Maple Leafs signed defenceman Korbinian Holzer to a two-year entry level contract Thursday.

Toronto selected Holzer in the fourth round, No. 111 overall, in the 2006 NHL entry draft.

The 22-year-old native of Munich played 52 games with the DEG Metro Stars of the German Elite League. He registered six goals and 16 assists along with 96 penalty minutes.

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The six-foot-two, 205-pound Holzer represented Germany at the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver. He also took part in the IIHF World Hockey Championship with the German squad that reached the semifinals before losing 3-1 to Sweden in the bronze medal game.