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Leafs sign Martin Marincin to extension

Add another defenseman to the list under contract with Toronto

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Defenseman Martin Marincin has signed a contract extension with the Toronto Maple Leafs. It’s for the 2020-21 season and comes in at $700,000, which is the league minimum.

Marincin, 27, was drafted by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2nd round (46th overall) in 2010. Over the course of two seasons, he played a total of 85 games for the Oilers. He was traded to the Maple Leafs in June of 2015 in exchange for Brad Ross and a fourth-round pick. Over the next five seasons, including this one, he’s played a total of 129 games for Toronto, managing three goals and 16 assists for 19 points. The Slovak has spent much more of his time in the AHL with the Toronto Marlies. He's appeared in 13 games for the Maple Leafs this season. 

Marincin joins Morgan Rielly and Justin Holl as the only Toronto defencemen under contract for next season. There are, if course, prospects Rasmus Sandin and Timothy Liljegren, as well.Travis Dermott will become a restricted free agent at the end of this season, while Jake Muzzin, Tyson Barrie (UFA) and Cody Ceci will all become unrestricted free agents.