In a penalty-filled affair between the London Knights and the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies at the MasterCard Memorial Cup it was a shorthanded assist by Toronto Maple Leafs prospect – Mitch Marner – that stood out. Marner’s highlight assist is just another notch on his belt of great hockey plays.
Up 2-1 late in the second period, the Knights’ star forward followed up the shorthanded forechecking of teammate Max Jones who found Marner in the slot. Marner held onto the puck, dragged to the side of the net until the Huskies goaltender was out of position and fired it back over to Jones who scored into the empty cage.
Shorthanded goal for Max Jones after he creates the turnover and then attacks. Mitch Marner with a nice assist. pic.twitter.com/er4Dq3QW3y
— Kathryn Jean (@msconduct) May 25, 2016
The assist by Marner was his third point of the game, his 12th point of the tournament and just another highlight reel play from a season that has really put this kid on the map.
If the Leafs weren’t already excited about the 19-year-old (which is highly doubtful), he’s definitely become the topic of conversation among Toronto’s management and fan base over the past few months.
Andrew is in his 8th year reporting for The Hockey Writers covering the Toronto Maple Leafs. He began his broadcasting with CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada team as well as being part of their coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. He’s the former play-by-play voice of the London Jr. Knights for Rogers TV and currently hosts the Sticks in the 6ix podcast. You can follow him on Twitter at @AndrewGForbes.