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Maple Leafs keep Ed Belfour

  |   June 30, 2004 at 8:09 PM
TORONTO, June 30 (UPI) -- The Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday agreed to terms with 39-year-old goaltender Ed Belfour, one of four players who re-signed with the team.

The Maple Leafs also re-signed center Joe Nieuwendyk, left wing Gary Roberts and defenseman Aki Berg. Terms of the deals were not disclosed.

Belfour, the active leader in wins (435), led Toronto to the best regular season in franchise history, posting a 34-19-6 mark with a 2.19 goals against average. He ranked second in the NHL in shutouts (10) and was third in wins.

One of the NHL's top faceoff men and a three-time Stanley Cup winner, the 37-year-old Nieuwendyk recorded 22 goals and 28 assists in 64 games for the Maple Leafs last season.

Nieuwendyk has 533 goals and 529 assists in 1,177 career games with Calgary, Dallas, New Jersey and the Maple Leafs.

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