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Antopov, Wilm Accept Qualifiers

Friday, Aug. 12th, 2005

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced Friday that forwards Nik Antropov and Clarke Wilm have accepted their one year qualifying offers.

Antropov, 25, played 26 games for Yaroslavl of the Russian Hockey League collecting 19 points (five goals, 14 assists) with 44 penalty minutes. He finished fourth on the team in assists and sixth in points. In nine playoff games for Yaroslavl, he had seven points (three goals, four assists) with 18 penalty minutes. He finished first on the team during the playoffs in goals (tie), first in penalty minutes, second in points (tie) and third in assists. In 2003-04 with the Maple Leafs, he played 62 games collecting 31 points (13 goals, 18 assists) with 62 penalty minutes. He finished third on the team in shooting percentage (14.6%).

The native of Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan has played 263 career NHL games for Toronto collecting 125 points (48 goals, 77 assists) with 261 penalty minutes. He was Toronto's first choice, 10th overall in the 1998 Entry Draft.

Wilm, 28, played 69 games for St. John's of the American Hockey League last season collecting 27 points (11 goals, 16 assists) with 145 penalty minutes. He finished fifth on the team in penalty minutes. In five AHL playoff games, he collected four points (two goals, two assists) with eight penalty minutes. He led the team during the playoffs in goals (tie) and points (tie). In 2003-04 with Toronto, he played 10 regular season games collecting seven penalty minutes. He made his NHL playoff debut collecting one assist in five games.

The native of Central Butte, Saskatchewan has played 395 career NHL games for Calgary, Nashville and Toronto collecting 89 points (36 goals, 53 assists) with 293 penalty minutes. In five career NHL playoff games, he has one assist with two penalty minutes. He was originally Calgary's fifth choice, 150th overall in the 1995 Entry Draft.



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