Toronto Maple Leafs sign free-agent goaltender Ben Scrivens to entry-level deal

TORONTO – The Toronto Maple Leafs signed free-agent goaltender Ben Scrivens to a one-year NHL entry level contract Wednesday.

Scrivens, 23, was a finalist for the 2010 Hobey Baker Award, given annually to the NCAA?s top player. The native of Spruce Grove, Alta., was also a first-team all-American with Cornell University and won the ECAC Hockey Ken Dryden Award as the league?s top goaltender.

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In 34 games with Cornell, Scrivens led the NCAA in shutouts (7), save percentage (.934) and was tied for the lead in goals-against average (1.87). He also recorded the third-longest shutout streak in NCAA history, going 267 minutes 11 seconds without allowing a goal.

The move comes after the Leafs signed free-agent Finnish goalie Jussi Rynnas on Friday.