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Mitch Marner signs with Toronto Maple Leafs

Earlier on Tuesday the Toronto Maple Leafs announced that they have signed forward Mitch Marner to a three-year entry-level contract.

Contract details emerged that he will be paid a max entry-level contract of $925,000 with a $92,000 signing bonus.

Elliotte Friedman noted on Twitter that Marner was given ‘A’ bonuses.

Mitch Marner was drafted fourth overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2015 NHL Draft. Last season he finished second in Ontario Hockey League scoring with 44 goals and 82 assists for 126 points, in 63 regular season games. He also scored 16 points in only seven playoff games with the London Knights.

A trophy season for Marner, he first won a gold medal at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial. In the OHL, he was awarded the Jim Mahon Trophy for being the OHL Top Scoring Right Winger, named to the CHL Top Prospects Game and also to the OHL First All-Star game.

Curtis Joe from EliteProspects said this about Marner in 2014:

“A dynamic offensive forward that backchecks hard and establishes his presence through playing smart, puck-possession hockey. A very quick skater gifted with great hands and hockey sense. Battles hard in all three zones and shows a willingness to do whatever it takes to get the puck to the back of the net; an unselfish player. Embodies the definition of a dynamic number-generating machine who makes the players around him better.”

In the past two NHL drafts, the Leafs have added a ton of skilled players to their system. Prospects such as William Nylander, Jeremy Bracco, Dmytro Timashov and Nikita Korostelev will be interesting to watch as they develop in the Leafs system.

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