The Toronto Maple Leafs have announced the re-signing of free agent forward Andre Deveaux to a one-year contract.
Deveaux, a 25-year-old native of Freeport, Bahamas, split the 2008-09 season between the Maple Leafs and the AHL's Toronto Marlies.
In 21 games with the Maple Leafs he collected one assist and 75 penalty minutes. The 6-4, 232-pound forward became the first Bahamian native to play in the NHL when he made his debut on November 27 at Ottawa. In 38 games with the Marlies he registered 14 goals and 11 assists, along with 114 penalty minutes.
Prior to joining the Maple Leafs organization last season, Deveaux was originally Montreal's fourth choice, selected 182nd overall, in the 2002 Entry Draft.