Report: Leafs expected to sign top NCAA free agent

The Leafs’ deep young core gets even deeper.

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According to multiple online reports, the Toronto Maple Leafs are expected to announce NCAA free agent defenseman Joseph Duszak.

The 21 year old New York native had an impressive 16 goals and 47 points in 37 games with Mercyhurst College of the NCAA’s Atlantic Hockey Association (AHA). 

The 5 foot, 10 inch, 185 pound blue liner is described as a strong skater with excellent passing and playmaking abilities. 

He's a candidate for the Hobey Baker Award, given to the most outstanding NCAA men's hockey player.