Leafs sign D Gunnarsson

The Toronto Maple Leafs avoided arbitration with defenseman Carl Gunnarsson, signing him to a three-year contract on Monday.

Financial terms were not revealed, but TSN of Canada reports it is worth $9.45 million for the duration.

The 26-year-old Swede totaled one goal and 14 assists in 37 regular-season games for Toronto, adding one assist in seven playoff appearances.

Over 224 NHL contests in four seasons, Gunnarsson has picked up 12 goals and 57 assists.