Marlies Sign Dzierkals
The Toronto Marlies announced Monday that the team has signed forward Martins Dzierkals to a one-year American Hockey League contract.
Dzierkals, 20, was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the third round of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. He joins the Marlies after playing two seasons with the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies of the QMJHL. Last season, Dzierkals scored 49 points (21 G, 28 A) in 47 games with Rouyn-Noranda.
In 2015-16, Dzierkals had 67 points (24 G, 43 A) during the regular season and 17 points (7 G, 10 A) during the post-season, including two goals in the game that crowned the Huskies QMJHL champions. He also scored a goal during that year’s Memorial Cup tournament.
Additionally, Dzierkals competed for Latvia in last year’s IIHF World Juniors, scoring one goal and two assists. He has also competed for Latvia in the 2018 Olympic Qualification tournament, two previous World Junior tournaments and two IIHF Under-18 World Championships.