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Leafs sign Calder Cup champs Greening, Mueller, LoVerde

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that the club has signed forward Colin Greening to a one-year contract while forward Chris Mueller and defenseman Vincent LoVerde have signed two-year contracts.

All three players are former Calder Cup champions.

Greening, 31, played in 69 regular-season games for the AHL’s Toronto Marlies in 2016-17, collecting 24 points (10 goals, 14 assists) before adding four points in 11 Calder Cup Playoff games.

The St. John’s, N.L., native has registered 102 points (45 goals, 57 assists) in 286 NHL games and 84 points (37 goals, 47 assists) in 181 career AHL games, and won a Calder Cup title with the Binghamton Senators in 2011.

Greening was originally selected in the seventh round (204th overall) of the 2005 NHL Draft.

Mueller, 31, skated in 68 games for the Tucson Roadrunners (AHL) in 2016-17, scoring 19 goals and adding 48 assists for 67 points. In 578 career AHL games, Mueller has registered 410 points (170 goals, 240 assists).

The West Seneca, N.Y., native was named an AHL All-Star in 2012 and won the 2014 Calder Cup championship as a member of the Texas Stars. In 68 career Calder Cup playoff games, he has notched 23 goals and 25 assists for 48 points. 

Mueller has three goals and seven assists in 53 career NHL games with the Nashville Predators, Dallas Stars and New York Rangers.   

LoVerde, 28, appeared in 61 games for the Ontario Reign (AHL) in 2016-17, registering nine goals and 26 assists for 35 points. The Chicago native has appeared in 301 career American Hockey League games and recorded 120 points (33 goals, 87 assists), captaining the Manchester Monarchs to the 2015 Calder Cup title.

LoVerde has skated in 45 Calder Cup playoff games, registering 13 points (3 goals, 10 assists). In both 2016 and 2017, he was selected to represent the Reign in the AHL All-Star Classic.