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Marlies sign Perrott, Tsimikalis

The Toronto Marlies announced Monday that they have signed free-agent forwards Nathan Perrott and Peter Tsimikalis to AHL standard player contracts.

Perrott, 30, returns to Toronto after having played four games with the Marlies last season. He was held pointless while recording 19 penalty minutes.

In 2005-06, Perrott appeared in three NHL games with the Maple Leafs, and was traded to Dallas in exchange for a fifth-round draft choice on Nov. 6, 2005. The Owen Sound, Ont., native registered three points (two goals, one assist) while collecting 54 penalty minutes with the Stars.

The 6-foot, 225-pound winger also played 96 games over two seasons (2002-03, 2004-05) with the Maple Leafs’ American Hockey League affiliate in St. John’s. In 262 career AHL games, Perrott has recorded 41 goals and 49 assists for 90 points, along with 973 penalty minutes. He also has nine points (4g, 5a) and 251 PIM in 89 career NHL contests.

Originally from Toronto, Tsimikalis concluded his Ontario Hockey League career with the Kitchener Rangers last spring. Despite appearing in only 37 contests, he finished tied for fourth on the team in scoring with 56 points, including 19 goals, and ranked second among all scorers with 37 assists.

Tsimikalis began the 2006-07 season with the AHL’s Albany River Rats, where he recorded three points (one goal, two assists) while collecting seven penalty minutes in 19 games. He also had five points (3g, 2a) in 11 games with Bridgeport at the end of the 2005-06 campaign.