Perrott, Palahnuk re-signed by Leafs

By Kevin Kelly

The St. John’s Maple Leafs got some toughness to
protect those highly prized prospects on July 14 as
the Toronto Maple Leafs have re-signed Nathan Perrott,
a gritty six-foot, 215 lb forward to a multi-year
contract.

Perrott quickly became a fan favourite with the Blue
and White after being obtained from Nashville in the
Bob Wren trade. He had seven goals and eight assists for
15 points along with 97 minutes in penalties in 36
games with St. John’s last season. He did appear in
one game with Nashville last season as well.
The Leafs also signed Robb Palahnuk to an AHL contract
for one year. A six-foot one, 210 lb right winger, he
appeared in two games with the Leafs last season but
spent most of his time playing with current Leafs
coach Doug Shedden in Memphis of the Central Hockey
League, scoring 24 points in 48 games with the River
Kings.

In other Leafs news, Carolina has re-signed former
Leafs defenceman Allan Rourke to a one year deal. Rourke was traded to Carolina in the Harold Druken deal in May. The AHL held their annual meetings last week, and one of the major developments to come out of the talks was division realignment. In a strange twist, despite the fact that St. John’s is the most easterly city in North America, it will play next season in the AHL’s Western Conference.