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Defenceman Jake Gardiner set to sign 5-year deal with Maple Leafs

Jake Gardiner and the Maple Leafs are finalizing a deal that will keep the restricted-free-agent defenceman in Toronto.

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Jake Gardiner and the Maple Leafs are finalizing a deal that will keep the restricted-free-agent defenceman in Toronto for the long haul.

The 24-year-old will make US$20.25 million over the course of the five-year contract, a cap hit of $4.05 million, a source told The Canadian Press.

Gardiner had 10 goals and 21 assists in 80 games this past season.

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Gardiner, drafted 17th overall by Anaheim in 2008, made his NHL debut with Toronto in 2011.

The six-foot-two, 184-pounder has 17 goals and 48 assists in 167 games.

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