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When you want a hockey player, Toronto wants a player like Toronto vocal school’s J.T. Miller

TORONTO — The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed veteran NHL player J. T. Miller to a one-year contract extension, general manager Lou Lamoriello announced Wednesday.

The deal, which comes with an annual salary cap hit of $1.8 million, is a three-year deal worth $1 million per season.

The 31-year-old Miller has played four seasons in the NHL with the Toronto Maple Maple Leafs.

He recorded a career-high 48 goals and 82 assists for 129 points in 514 games.

He is tied for the team lead in assists with 17, and leads the NHL in scoring with 39 goals.

Miller was traded to the Maple Leafs on Feb. 13, 2017, as part of the blockbuster deal with the Philadelphia Flyers.

He was a healthy scratch for the next three games and scored two goals in a 5-1 win against the Toronto Marlies on March 11.

He returned to the lineup against the Pittsburgh Penguins on March 16 and scored his first goal of the season in the Leafs 2-1 overtime victory.

Miller then scored in the third period to extend the lead to 3-1.

In 2018-19, Miller registered six goals and five assists in 48 games.

He finished the season ranked second in the league with a plus-25 rating.

Miller also won a Stanley Cup with the Ottawa Senators in 2008.