The deal carries an AAV of 925,000 with signing bonuses. Elliotte Friedman notes that the contract comes with “Level A” bonuses and that the use of those bonuses runs contrary to new GM Lou Lamoriello’s previous self-imposed rules, but that since negotiations began prior to Lamoriello’s arrival that an exception was made.
Marner finished second in the OHL scoring race last season, posting 44 goals and 82 assists over 63 games for the London Knights, averaging exactly two points per game.
Marner will be a part of Hockey Canada National Teams’ Summer Showcase, which begins on Saturday, in advance of the the 2016 World Juniors Championships.
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Dustin Nelson writes about news and the Minnesota Wild for The Hockey Writers.