July 28, 2015

TORONTO (AP) The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed forward Mitch Marner to a three-year entry-level contract.

The 18-year-old Marner was selected fourth overall by the Maple Leafs in the draft.

Marner finished second in Ontario Hockey League scoring last season with 126 points (44 goals, 82 assists) in 63 regular-season games with the London Knights. He added 16 points (nine goals, seven assists) in seven playoff games.

In two seasons with the Knights, Marner had 185 points (57 goals, 128 assists) and 77 penalty minutes in 127 games.

Marner helped Canada win the 2014 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup, getting a team-leading seven points (two goals, five assists) in five games.

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