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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.

David Booth LW TOR 2 Months

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.

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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.

David Booth LW TOR 3 Months

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.

David Booth LW TOR 3 Months

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.

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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.

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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.

David Booth LW TOR 6 Months

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.

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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.

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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.