Mark Fraser has signed a new one-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs, ensuring the franchise avoided salary arbitration with the player.
The 26-year-old defenceman has agreed to the 12-month deal, thought to be worth $1.275 million, meaning he will stay at the club he joined in February 2012, after he arrived from the Anaheim Ducks in a trade with Dale Mitchell.
His first season with the Maple Leafs saw him record eight assists in 45 games, as he finished with a team-leading rating of plus 18. He also made 102 blocks during the last campaign.
During the Stanley Cup playoff games he added one assist and seven penalty minutes in four appearances, before the team's defeat to the Boston Bruins in game 7 of the series.
Throughout his time in the NHL, Fraser has played 143 times for Toronto and the New Jersey Devils, with three goals and 13 assists to his name.
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