Marner Joins Maple Leafs for Training Camp

PARADISE, N.L. — Mitch Marner and Maple Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas say bringing the team together and not missing any games were top of mind issues as they inked a six-year deal.

Marner joined his Maple Leafs teammates today in Paradise, N.L. for the second day of training camp.

The former restricted free agent agreed to a six-year deal with Toronto yesterday, with an average annual value of US$10.893 million.

Dubas thanked the 22-year-old Marner for his commitment to the team by agreeing to a salary slightly below his expectations, in order to have the team in a good place for the start of the season.

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Toronto Maple Leafs’ Mitch Marner and Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Daly)

Dubas says competent staffers are dealing with the issue of the team’s salary cap, which is now more than $10 million over its upper limit with Marner’s deal.

Marner signed his contract after a long off-season of negotiations, which Dubas said came to a head with a lengthy and direct conversation on Thursday.

The Canadian Press