Leafs get tougher with Deveaux

LANCE HORNBY -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 8:40 AM ET

The Maple Leafs have taken another step to toughening up the organization by signing 6-foot-4, 240-pound enforcer-type Andre Deveaux from the Calder Cup champion Chicago Wolves.

Deveaux had 18 points and 232 penalty minutes last season, including 14 bouts according to hockeyfights.com, though it's a long shot he'll get beyond the Marlies at this stage. The Leafs have brought in Ryan Hollweg and Jamal Mayers so far to take up some of Wade Belak's old duties.

A native of Freeport, Bahamas, Deveaux was a fourth-round pick of the Montreal Canadiens in 2002 from the Belleville Bulls, with minor league stops in the Tampa Bay and Atlanta chains. He had 46 points in his last OHL year with Owen Sound.


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