The title pretty much says it all, folks. The Leafs called up Mason Marchment from the Toronto Marlies, adding to a slew of transactions with the farm team recently.
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) January 1, 2020
Marchment was added to the Toronto Marlies back when General Manager Kyle Dubas was Assistant General Manager Kyle Dubas, in charge of running the AHL affiliate for the Maple Leafs. He signed an AHL contract with the club in 2016 and has began with the ECHL farm team for the Marlies at the time, the Orlando Solar Bears.
After that season,,he earned a full time job with the Marlies, typically playing in a middle 6 role for the last 2 seasons.
Expectations for this call up should be kept low, as it hasn’t been confirmed that Marchment is going to be playing for the Leafs yet. It’s most likely that he’s here as injury insurance. Both Pierre Engvall and Kasperi Kapanen had minor bumps and bruises from last night’s game, but there hasn’t been any word that either will be missing any games.
Marchment has 4 points in 11 AHL games so far this season. He spent the majority of the first half of the season dealing with an injury he suffered in training camp, so he hasn’t had a lot of time to get up to speed this year. Perhaps the freshness will be an advantage for him, but we’ll see if he can even crack the lineup first.
The Leafs play next tomorrow, January 2nd, against the Winnipeg Jets.