Toronto Maple Leafs restricted free-agent Mitch Marner met with the media during a charity event earlier today where he managed to stickhandle his way through questions about his strained contract negotiations.
One thing Marner did make clear though: don’t expect him at training camp without a contract. According to reporter Dave McCarthy of NHL.com, Marker says he would “likely not attend training camp” without a contract.
Marner would go one to say to Sportsnet’s Luke Fox that he “wants to be there” for the start of training camp.
Alrighty then… why don’t you sign?
The 22 year old Marner is reportedly seeking a deal that pays him north of $11 million annually, which is a sticking point for Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas.