Peter Holland re-signs with Leafs – published by CBC Sports, shared by Joey Simon

Centre tweets news of contract, golf feat

Posted by CBC Sports:Jul 16, 2014 4:25 PM ET

P. Holland Article from CBC Sports

TORONTO, ON – NOVEMBER 21: Peter Holland #24 of the Toronto Maple Leafs celebrates his 1st goal as a Maple Leaf against the Nashville Predators during an NHL game at the Air Canada Centre on November 21, 2013 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Claus Andersen/Getty Images

Peter Holland celebrated his new two-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs by shooting a hole-in-one.

“Decent day,” the centre tweeted along with a picture from the golf course. “Sign a new contract and dunk a hole-in-one!! No bounce, straight in.”

Holland’s contract, worth $1.55 million US, might better equate to a birdie. It’s the first one-way deal of his NHL career after 17 points in his first 68 games.

The Leafs acquired Holland in November from the Anaheim Ducks along with Brad Staubitz for Jesse Blacker and second- and seventh-round picks. The trade happened when Toronto was so short on centres because of injuries and suspensions that James van Riemsdyk was moved there from left wing.

With Dave Bolland gone, Holland is expected to compete for the third-line centre job next season behind Tyler Bozak and Nazem Kadri. Last year he had five goals and five assists in 39 games.

The Caledon, Ont., native was a first-round pick of the Ducks at 15th overall in the 2009 draft.

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