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.