NHL

Maple Leafs, Frogren contract rejected by NHL

{eot}
The Canadian Press
7/9/2008 6:20:03 PM
Decrease Text SizeIncrease Text Size
Text Size

TORONTO - The Toronto Maple Leafs had hoped to announce the signing of Swedish defenceman Jonas Frogren on Wednesday but the contract was rejected by the NHL's head office.

"We are working with the NHL Players' Association to resolve the matter," said Don Meehan of Newport Sports, Frogren's agent. "We remain hopeful it will get resolved."

The league determined Frogren, 28, must be signed to an entry-level contract as a first-year NHL player despite his pro experience in Europe. The Leafs had signed Frogren to a standard contract.

Frogren, six-foot-one and 200 pounds, is a stay-at-home defenceman who played for Farjestad of the Swedish Elite League last season.

"He played really well at the world championships," Leafs GM Cliff Fletcher told The Canadian Press on Wednesday. "He's a physical, defensive defenceman. He can play in our top six next season." 

Jonas Frogren and Maxim Sushinsky (Photo: ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images)

zoom

(Photo: ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images)
Share This

Share This

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to FarkAdd to TwitterAdd to Stumble UponAdd to Reddit
Print this Story

2014-15 NHL Preview

From The Hockey Insider

TSN's Bob McKenzie sets up the start of training camp, going one-on-one with the GMs from all seven Canadian teams.


WATCH: Bryan Murray - Ottawa Senators

WATCH: Dave Nonis - Toronto Maple Leafs

WATCH: Kevin Cheveldayoff - Winnipeg Jets

WATCH: Marc Bergevin - Montreal Canadiens

WATCH: Brad Treliving - Calgary Flames

WATCH: Craig MacTavish - Edmonton Oilers

WATCH: Jim Benning - Vancouver Canucks


TSN.ca previews what to expect out of the NHL's 30 teams as we count down to puck drop. Check daily for team previews and updates on each Canadian franchise leading up to Oct. 8.


Latest Preview: Buffalo Sabres






TSN TweetBox
© 2014
All rights reserved.
Bell Media Television