The Toronto Maple Leafs have come to terms on a three-year entry level contract with their first pick from the 2015 NHL Draft, Mitch Marner. The Leafs selected the London Knights product with the fourth overall pick in the draft. The 18-year-old finished second in OHL scoring last season, and was familiar to the Leafs organization as he played in London under Maple Leafs assistant general manager Mark Hunter.
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The following is the press release from the Toronto Maple Leafs and the National Hockey League.
Maple Leafs sign Mitch Marner to entry-level contract
The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that the club has signed forward Mitch Marner to a three-year entry-level contract.
Marner, 18, was selected by the Maple Leafs with the fourth overall pick in last month’s NHL Entry Draft after finishing second in Ontario Hockey League scoring with 126 points (44 goals, 82 assists) in 63 regular season games with the London Knights in 2014-15. The 2014-15 OHL All-Star also added 16 points (nine goals, seven assists) in seven playoff contests. In two seasons with the Knights, Marner has registered 185 points (57 goals, 128 assists) and 77 penalty minutes in 127 regular season games.
Internationally, the Thornhill, Ontario native helped Team Canada capture a gold medal at the 2014 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup, recording a team-leading seven points (two goals, five assists) in five games.
Main Photo Credit: Sunrise, Florida: Mitchell Marner poses after being selected fourth overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the first round of the 2015 NHL Draft at BB&T Center on June 26, 2015 in Sunrise, Florida. Credit: Bruce Bennett, Getty Images, NHL Collection.