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David Booth | Winger

Team: Toronto Maple Leafs
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/24/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 212
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David Booth is extremely excited about the one-year, $1.1 million contract he recently signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
"Just the opportunity to, I guess, revive my career a little bit," the veteran forward said. Booth was bought out by the Vancouver Canucks following his third disappointing season there.Unable to play a full season since 2010-11 with the Florida Panthers, Booth finished with 51 points (26 goals) in 134 games with Vancouver. "It's been a little bit tougher the past couple years, with some injuries, setbacks that I've had," he said. "I've stayed positive through them all. ... I thought I was playing some good hockey there toward the end of the year ... and I've had a great summer of training, been healthy, and really excited to get a start here in Toronto." Booth put up 31 goals and 29 assists (60 points) in 72 games for the Panthers in 2008-09, earning a lucrative six-year contract. He was traded to Vancouver on Oct. 22, 2011 and missed 78 games with knee, ankle and groin injuries. The 29-year-old finished last season with six points in his final 10 games. Jul 26 - 9:30 PM
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The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed David Booth to a one-year, $1.1 million contract.

There was a time when Booth was a safe bet to score over 20 goals and 40 points per season. However, that's when he was logging 18-plus minutes per game in Florida, which ended with his acquisition by the Vancouver Canucks. Booth never fit in with Vancouver and his problems were amplified by a series of injuries. A fresh start is exactly what Booth needs, but he's far from a safe bet to capitalize on this opportunity.
Jul 22 - 4:02 PM

Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff has gone on record saying he’d like to add another forward in the off-season.

Sources say he had been pursuing veteran Lee Stempniak, who has signed with the New York Rangers, according to reports. He may now be going after David Booth and/or Daniel Winnik, unrestricted free agents who could fit the Jets' bill on short-term contracts. Booth wasn't able to establish himself as a top-six forward with Vancouver and was placed on waivers after last season. Winnik had six goals and 24 assists with in 76 games for the Anaheim Ducks last season.
Jul 19 - 10:58 AM

David Booth went unclaimed on waivers.

With that done, the Vancouver Canucks will now buy out the final season of Booth's contract. Booth wasn't able to establish himself as a top-six forward with Vancouver and the fact that he dealt with injuries didn't help. If he can find a team that will give him an opportunity on one of their top two lines, then he might bounce back in 2014-15. If nothing else, he's worth keeping an eye on to see where he ends up.
Jun 18 - 12:23 PM

The Vancouver Canucks have placed David Booth on unconditional waivers.

If Booth successfully clears waivers, then Vancouver will buy out the last season of his contract. That will clear up $4.25 million in cap space. Booth had just 19 points in 66 games in 2013-14, but a change of scenery might do him some good as he never seemed to mesh well with the Canucks.
Jun 17 - 12:20 PM

David Booth's agent, Mike Liut, doesn't know what the Canucks intend to do with his client as the NHL buyout window begins.

"I called Jim (Canucks GM Benning) a couple of weeks ago and spoke with him about David then," said Liut. "That was before the club’s meetings and he was still getting up to speed on things. I asked him to give me a heads-up if they came to a decision." Booth entered the off-season as a likely candidate to be bought out, but for the time being he's still with Vancouver.
Jun 16 - 5:14 PM

David Booth found the back of the net in Vancouver's 4-2 loss on Thursday.

Booth has just nine goals and 18 points in 64 games this season. It wouldn't be shocking if Vancouver opted to buy out the final season of his contract.
Apr 11 - 10:36 AM

David Booth sniped two goals to lead the Canucks' 5-2 rout over the Wild on Wednesday night.

Booth had been mired in a goal slump of epic proportions, not scoring since Dec. 17, 2013, but now he has three goals in his last two games. A threat earlier in his career for 20-plus goals, it's been another disappointing season for the 29-year-old who has eight markers and 16 points this season. Zack Kassian, Daniel Sedin and Ryan Kesler picked up the other goals in the win.
Mar 26 - 10:07 PM

David Booth has been ice cold for a long time.

He hasn't scored a goal in his last 24 games and he hasn't recorded a point in his past 10 contests. Booth has a mere five goals and 12 points in 48 matches this campaign.
Mar 6 - 6:44 PM

David Booth has had an eventful 10-day Olympic break.

He got engaged, bagged an alligator in a quick Florida bow hunt and has done extra skating with a local coach. "It was actually really cool," said Booth of the two-metre long alligator. "It was actually a one-time thing. I don't think I'm going to become a gator hunter. There's not too many things open in February, so I had to go to Orlando for a couple of days and it was successful." Booth is hoping for success on the ice now, with the NHL scheduled set to resume. He has just five goals and 12 points in 44 games this season.
Feb 22 - 11:02 AM

David Booth was a healthy scratch for the 12th time this season on Sunday.

Booth has not had a good time of it in Vancouver as he has struggled for a couple of seasons. He has only five goals and 11 points in 37 games and is not worth a pickup in fantasy pools.
Jan 27 - 9:28 AM

David Booth is fine to play Saturday.

He was injured late in Thursday's game against Phoenix. Booth has 11 points in 34 games this season.
Jan 18 - 3:56 PM

David Booth will be back in the Canucks' lineup on Wednesday.

Booth has been kept out of three straight games and it's not clear how much of that was just him being a healthy scratch or if he was actually unavailable due to an undisclosed injury. Either way, Booth is having a disappointing campaign and this is another opportunity for him to turn that around. "I hope he sees how some of the guys played last night," Canucks coach John Tortorella said on Tuesday, referring to Vancouver's gritty performance in its 1-0 loss to Los Angeles. "That's the way I want to see him play because we have another guy coming from the minors, so if he doesn't do it or other guys don't do it, I'll put another guy in."
Jan 15 - 10:32 AM

It turns out that our speculation that David Booth was injured is correct.

Coach John Tortorella said on Sunday that Booth missed the skills competition because he was 'banged up'. Booth participated in practice Sunday but whether or not he plays Monday will likely be a game-time decision. Booth was a so-called healthy scratch the last two games. He has five goals and 10 points in 32 games with a plus-four rating. He has little fantasy value.
Jan 13 - 9:17 AM

David Booth did not participate in the Vancouver Canucks skills competition on Saturday.

Booth has missed the last two games and was thought to be a healthy scratch but with his lack of participation in the skills event, you have to wonder if he is hurt. Jason Garrison won the fastest shot competition at 105.1 MPH while Dale Weise was once again the fastest skater.
Jan 12 - 10:25 AM

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PosRoleName
C1Tyler Bozak
2Nazem Kadri
3Petri Kontiola
4Mike Santorelli
5Peter Holland
LW1James van Riemsdyk
2Matt Frattin
3David Booth
4Frazer McLaren
5Daniel Winnik
6Jerred Smithson
RW1Phil Kessel
2Joffrey Lupul
3David Clarkson
4Leo Komarov
5Colton Orr
6Troy Bodie
D1Dion Phaneuf
2Jake Gardiner
3Cody Franson
4Morgan Rielly
5Stephane Robidas
6Roman Polak
7Petter Granberg
G1Jonathan Bernier
2James Reimer