The Toronto Maple Leafs announced they have signed winger Mason Marchment to a two-year entry-level contract Saturday. The son of former NHL star Bryan Marchment, Mason Marchment has been playing in the Maple Leafs system without an NHL deal, but has finally earned one after a quality 37 games with the Toronto Marlies this season in which he nine goals and 21 points.
Already 22, Marchment was considered a late bloomer as he didn’t make the jump to the OHL until he turned 19 years old. As a result, he has worked his way through Toronto system as he signed an AHL contract with the Marlies in 2016 after he finished up his final junior season with the OHL’s Mississauga Steelheads that season. He played three games that year and came back last season to play in nine games, but was sent down to the ECHL’s Orlando Solar Bears after struggling. However, he put together a solid season in Orlando, where he scored 14 goals and 20 points in 35 games. This season he’s shown continued success back at the AHL level.
Even without an NHL contract, Marchment did receive a invitation to the Maple Leafs training camp last year and even survived the first round of cuts with Toronto. The 6-foot-4, 200-pound winger is considered to be a solid skater with good size, who is adept at doing the dirty work. He is projected to be a bottom-six forward in the NHL.