Brian Burke, President and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Tuesday that the hockey club has signed 2011 first-round draft choice Stuart Percy
to a three year Entry Level contract. Percy, 18, was selected 25th overall in the NHL Entry Draft by the Maple Leafs on June 24.
The Oakville, Ontario native is the captain of the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). Playing in his third season with the Majors in 2011-12, the defenceman is fourth in team scoring with three goals and 14 assists in 18 games. He recorded his first career four-point OHL game by recording a goal and three assists in their 6-4 victory over the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds Sunday.
Last season with the Majors, he collected four goals and 30 assists in 64 games while posting a plus/minus rating of + 50. Percy’s outstanding play in five Majors’ games (0g, 4a) at the 2011 Memorial Cup earned him a berth on the tournament’s All-Star Team.
Percy represented the OHL in this month’s Canadian Hockey League (CHL) Super Series against Team Russia. In addition, he attended the Canadian National Junior Team Selection Camp and the Leafs’ Prospect Camp this past summer. Percy also competed at the Leafs’ Rookie Tournament in Oshawa in September and the team’s main training camp later that month.