Dave Nonis, Senior Vice-President and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Monday that the hockey club has recalled defenceman Jesse Blacker
from the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League.
Blacker, 21, has played 53 games for the Marlies this season collecting 10 points on three goals and seven assists, along with 31 minutes in penalties. The 6-2, 190-pound defenceman has yet to play his first NHL game and has been assigned sweater #49. He was originally Toronto’s third choice, selected 58th overall in the 2009 Entry Draft.
The Marlies next game is Wednesday, March 27 in Rockford, Illinois against the IceHogs (AHL affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks). The Marlies return home on Saturday, March 30 when they host the Abbotsford Heat (AHL affiliate of the Calgary Flames) at Ricoh Coliseum. Game time is 3 p.m. For all Marlies ticket information, please call 416-597-PUCK (7825) or visit marlies.ca.