Leafs sign Carrick to one-year extension

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The Toronto Maple Leafs saw enough good things from Sam Carrick this year to keep him around for another.

On Monday, Toronto announced it had signed Carrick, 23, to a one-year contract extension. The deal comes after the former OHL Brampton standout made his NHL debut and appeared in 16 games for the Leafs, scoring two points while averaging 6:29 TOI per game.

Financial terms of the extension weren’t disclosed. Carrick, who was set to become a restricted free agent, had just wrapped his three-year, entry-level deal that paid $631,666 annually.

Though not overly big — listed at 6-foot, 188 pounds — Carrick has made a name for himself as a bottom-six energy guy that works hard, can throw hits and isn’t afraid to fight. Here’s some handiwork from a scrap in March against Tampa Bay’s J.T. Brown:

All told, Carrick has fought 16 times over the last two seasons while down in the AHL with the Marlies.