Brian Burke, president and general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Wednesday that the hockey club has signed goaltender Ben Scrivens to a two-year contract.
Scrivens, 26, split the 2011-12 season between the Maple Leafs and the American Hockey League’s Toronto Marlies. The 6-foot-2, 192-pound goaltender played 12 games for the Maple Leafs registering a record of 4-5-2, a 3.13 goals-against average and a .903 save percentage. He made his NHL debut, recorded his first win and stopped 38 shots in the Leafs 4-1 victory on November 3 at Columbus.
In 39 regular-season games with the Marlies, Scrivens compiled a record of 22-15-1, four shutouts, an AHL-best 2.04 goals against average and a .926 save percentage. He was named the Reebok/AHL Goaltender of the Month for March and was the recipient of the AHL’s Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award as the goaltender with at least 25 games played on the team that allowed the fewest goals in the regular season.
In the 2012 Calder Cup Playoffs, the Spruce Grove, Alta., native played in all 17 Marlies games and earned a 1.92 GAA, a .935 save percentage and three shutouts, helping Toronto to its first Western Conference championship and a berth in the Calder Cup Finals.
Scrivens originally signed with the Maple Leafs as a free agent on Apr. 28, 2010.