The Maple Leafs feel absolutely wunderbar about German defenceman Korbinian Holzer’s play this season.
So they will be keeping him another two years, throught 2014-15, after signing him to a contract extension late Tuesday. Holzer has been playing big-time minutes of late alongside Dion Phaneuf.
General manager Dave Nonis didn’t break the bank, paying $725,000 and $850,000 US according to TSN. The 25-year-old Holzer was originally a John Ferguson draft pick in 2006. Two solid years with the Marlies cemented him a physical presence and last year’s run to the Calder Cup final with partner and current Leaf Mark Fraser was a further push for his development. He was projected to make the team this year and did so.