Tuesday, July 28, 2015

2015 Draft Class Signings (July 28)

The last of the top five picks from this Summer's draft is now under contract, as the number four overall pick in June, forward Mitch Marner, signed his 3-year entry-level deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday, part of a busy morning.

Widely regarded as an up-tempo scoring winger, he has a skating skill, which is hard to catch on the ice and as much as he may be a bit smaller, there is some expectation that he'll still fill out to a very acceptable NHL-sized frame.

It's unclear how quickly Marner will end up with the big club and with the team going through somewhat of a rebuilding phase, there shouldn't be any rush to have him in the lineup right now, unless his development in junior is already done.

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